What is 4Matrix?
4Matrix is a powerful, remarkably low-cost, SQL
database-driven networked application that is designed to look and feel like other Microsoft
software, such as Office. It can be used across a school network by all teachers
and managed by a data manager. Teachers can use 4Matrix to investigate the effectiveness of teaching and
learning - without needing to be statisticians.
4Matrix provides power tools for use at key stages 3, 4 and 5, which can be used to analyse, compare, forecast and report on the performance of subjects, the quality of learning, the progress made by different groups of pupils, and the consistency and impact of teaching. 4Matrix will import and automatically process rich data directly from all major MIS in minutes, or you can easily copy and paste from spreadsheets. Any number of data series can be imported into 4Matrix, including exam results, Levels, estimated grades or target grades.
We presented 4Matrix Infinity, our new web version of 4Matrix, at the BETT show in January 2017. This will allow users to use some of the main features of 4Matrix from home using an iPad or equivalent. It will link with the existing 4Matrix database, meaning that all your sensitive data will continue to remain in school. The system will be accessible from all major web-browsers and mobile devices including iPads. The first release will include tools across all key stages - for example, Progress 8, EBacc, Press Release and 'Assessment Without Levels' data entry. It will also include some brand-new tools, with some significant web developments planned for 2017.
Our Progress 8 and unique new En&MaThreshold tools provide the most powerful methods available to investigate these key school performance indicators. Our brilliant new solution to Assessing Without Levels at key stage 3 is now available to users at no extra cost.
Click this link to see our presentation to the SSAT Data Leaders Conference on 'Assessment Without Levels'.
Click this link to see our Executive Summary of the 10 pitfalls to avoid in developing an approach to 'Assessment Without Levels'.
Why does our school need it?
- 4Matrix is the most powerful system available to manage the performance of pupils across their subjects
- It will process your examination results into reports on Exam Results Day in minutes
- It will reveal a huge amount of extra information from the information stored in your school MIS
- It contains tools to show the essential Performance Indicators for schools, including P8, EBacc and En/Ma Threshold
- It provides a complete solution to 'Assessment Without Levels' at KS3
- It presents the professional tools to support the work of the knowledge-driven, self-evaluating school
- It can help your school demonstrate Outstanding Leadership through the use of performance data
What does 4Matrix do?
- 4Matrix will easily import data from all major MIS as well as from spreadsheets
- Produce all your performance reports on Exam Results day in minutes
- Identify key intervention groups, and forecast next year's headline results to within 2-5%
- Automatically calculate Progress 8, EBacc, En/Ma Threshold, and Levels of Progress for all pupils
- Supports the design and assessment of a first-class curriculum at key stage 3 (Assessing Without Levels)
- Provide evidence of the impact of interventions, including Pupil Premium
- Show the impact of teaching for every teaching group
- Gives teachers the most effective set of data tools for undertaking research into teaching and learning
Why is 4Matrix essential for managing pupil progress?
- 4Matrix offers a sophisticated Progress 8 performance tool which supports modelling of Progress 8 predictions
- Our new KS3 'Assessing Without Levels' system produces automatic Flight Paths from teachers' records of pupils' mastery of their learning
- The Transition Matrices tool will produce photo-reports to show the progress made by pupils in any category
- The VA Target tool checks that whatever method you use to set targets is effective in leading to positive Value Added for all pupils
How can 4Matrix help schools support effective teaching?
- Teachers can investigate learning effectiveness across their classes through an action-research approach
- The Subject Profile, Subjects Summary and Group Analysis tools provide comparisons in impact between subjects and teaching groups
- 4Matrix can produce essential reports on the impact of teaching to support Performance Management and Ofsted inspection preparation
- 4Matrix will provide quantitative evidence to support Gap Analysis and the impact of intervention on the performance of groups of pupils
How can our school get started with 4Matrix?
Getting started is simple. Senior school staff can order 4Matrix from the Sign Up link and have it up and running the
same day. You get the first month free and you can cancel your order if not completely satisfied. 4Matrix is great value! We have kept the cost of a one-year licence for 4Matrix at £960 +VAT for the last four years, despite us doubling the number of features in the application.
4Matrix is easily installed on a server in around 15-20 minutes - or on a stand-alone PC if you wish to immediately see the power of 4Matrix using our demonstration school database. Then use it with your own school data and wonder how you ever managed without it.
4Matrix is exceptionally powerful, and inexpensive for what it does. Don't take our word for it - click this link and see for yourself what over 100 headteachers and other users say about 4Matrix.
“I cannot recommend 4Matrix highly enough"
- Alan Yellup, Executive Headteacher,
Wakefield City Academy
“4Matrix is brilliant! We recommend it without reservation."
- Kenny Frederick, Principal, George Green School
“On Results Day we shared our successes easily with everyone in the Federation"
- David Sheppard, Executive Headteacher,
“4Matrix is the most brilliant piece of data analysis software I have seen"
- Ian Crews, Vice Principal, Bodmin College
“4Matrix allows SLT to forensically analyse performance"
- Tony Ryan, Headteacher, Chiswick School
"Wow! We have been bowled over by the power of 4Matrix"
- Ged Ward, Headteacher, Macclesfield High School
“Ofsted were very impressed with our use of 4Matrix"
- Steve Griffiths, Deputy Headteacher, Longton High School
“4Matrix is a fantastic product - the best and most comprehensive on the market "
- Tobias Hacker, Data Manager, Christ's School
“I don’t know how I ever managed without 4Matrix. It’s fantastic! "
- Jackie Hazell, Data Manager, King's Lynn Academy
" The easiest, least stressful and quickest
exam results processing."
- Tracey Richardson, Data Manager, Patcham High School
"Ofsted accepted our 4Matrix predictions without further discussion"
- Richard Ayre, Vice Principal, The Brittons Academy
"4Matrix is rocket fuel for the self-evaluating school"
- Tom Cassidy, Vice Principal, Paddington Academy
“4Matrix is the Holy Grail for Data Managers!"
- Tanveer Butt, Data Manager
“I was amazed that I was analysing results within minutes"
- Damien Griffiths, Director of Education Technology, Dubai British School
“4Matrix is an amazing piece of software.
It is also incredibly good value"
- Claire Hobbs, Assistant Headteacher
“The SKDL training was a highly positive experience"
- Tim-Tim Chambers, Assistant Principal, Airedale Academy
“4Matrix has been a key driver in helping us raise standards"
- Helen Lewis, Headteacher, Tasker Milward School
"4Matrix is a fantastic application"
- Graeme Watson, Data Manager,
Woodham Community Technology College
"Awesome results analysis today
- Claire Devereux, Deputy Headteacher,
Swakeleys School for Girls
"What a toolbox 4Matrix is! It is fabulous!"
- Les Glasby, Assistant Principal,
Tendring Technology College