The performance indicators (PIs) for Computing are a problem for most colleges and it's an issue that has been raised by the Sector Panel on many occasions. At the last Sector Panel meeting, Ron Dillon (Stow College) and Joanna McGilvray (Forth Valley College) asked to look into this in more detail.
So, Ron, Joanna and me met this afternoon to take this forward. We looked at some data about uptake, and unit and award pass rates.
It was an interesting meeting. We agreed to try to create a template that could be used, from year to year, to record and track progress in terms of course and unit entries and pass rates. This is not as easy as it sounds because of the inevitable complexities that arise when you look at any large data sets. But we hope to produce something that both SQA and centres can use.
Contact me if you want to know more about this project.