EPI Data Accuracy Report guide

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Last updated 2 November 2016
Last updated 11/02/2016

This guide explains each potential data accuracy issue listed in your Data Accuracy Report. It's designed to help you resolve any problems with your data before your educational performance indicators (EPIs) are published.

How this guide works

To help you fix any problems with your data, we’ve explained each potential issue in three parts:

1. What does your Data Accuracy Report show?
2. What is the impact on your EPIs or funding?
3. What should you do next?

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What is the purpose of the Data Accuracy Report?

We produce a Data Accuracy Report to find and fix potential issues with your data. The report complements the Analyse My Performance data loaded on your Workspace, and is designed to help you resolve any potential issues before your EPIs are published.

Where is your Data Accuracy Report?

You will find your Data Accuracy Report in the ‘Document Library’ on your Workspace. It's produced and uploaded at the same time the EPIs are updated.

Where are the potential data issues listed?

You’ll see all potential data issues under the tab labelled ‘Summary’ in your Data Accuracy Report. If we find a potential issue, we show the percentage of total records affected. Click on the link and you’ll go to the tab containing the records with potential issues.

‘Average Score’ of 0.00% means no data accuracy issues are found.

‘No records for this issue’ means we have found no records for a particular category of data accuracy issue.

What is included and why?

The following criteria apply to all course enrolment, course completion and qualification completion issues, unless otherwise stated:

  • includes records from the most recent Single Data Return (SDR) submitted
  • refers to the current reporting year
  • only includes records that are Student Achievement Component (SAC) funded (including SAC levels 1 & 2 Competitive Process Funded and levels 1 & 2 Plan Process Funded), or Youth Guarantee funded (FUNDING field values are ‘01’, ‘25’, ‘26’ , '27', '28', '29' (for SAC) or ‘22’ (for Youth Guarantee)
  • only includes records for students enrolled in formal qualifications. However, course records for Certificates of Personal Interest (QAC code 90) and programmes made up of selected unit standards (QAC code 98) are allowed
  • excludes courses eligible for Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) funding. To find out how SDR data is used to calculate your EPIs, please see our pages on performance indicators for SAC-funded organisations and performance indicators for Youth Guarantee.

Any questions? 

Please contact our Sector Helpdesk with your organisation’s EDUMIS number, abbreviated name, and the words data accuracy in the subject line.

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