Knowledgebase : 3) FrogProgress

Curriculum Manager:

Curriculum Manager is designed for schools to create their curriculum within the platform with the ability to edit their curriculum. Schools are able to publish their curriculum to allow access to from their website in line with Ofsted requirements. This application will let schools define the judgments they wish to use in student tracker and the contents of the learning locker

Schools are provided with the National Curriculum England 2014 – NAHT Assessment Framework, the Development Matters for EYFS statements and SEN Support and Competencies; other curriculum frameworks may also have been provided. 

National Curriculum England

Rising Stars Progression Framework – Computing, Geography, History, Mathematics, Reading, Science, Writing

Geography Association - KS1 & KS2

History Association - KS1 & KS2

NAACE Computing - KS1 & KS2

P Scales (from Autumn 2016)

When the Curriculum Manager is launched users will be presented with this screen

To view any area of the curriculum in more detail, click into the relevant Key Stage, Development Matters or SEN Support section.

You will then be presented with a list of subjects relevant to the Key Stage or curriculum you have chosen:

Again, click on a subject to navigate further down the trail. The next screen will ask you to choose your curriculum. There may be a number of frameworks available dependent on the subject you have selected

Click on your chosen curriculum to navigate to the subject area (if the subject has them) or directly to the learning objectives:

Note: The majority of the navigation in the Curriculum Manager is indicated by arrow icons. If you need to go back up the trail you have come down (for example, to switch to a different subject), then the breadcrumb trail in the top left hand corner of the app indicated by the < icon will allow you to do this.

Creating your own Curriculum:

Using FrogProgress it is possible to take any curriculum shown and edit it. Alternatively, it may be more appropriate for your school to create your own curriculum from scratch.

Editing displayed curriculum: Learning Objectives

Follow the steps in the section “Navigating Curriculum Manager” to navigate to the area of the curriculum you wish to edit. You should be able to see a list of learning objectives separated by year group.
In the area of the curriculum, you are using you may be able to see that some of the objectives are already marked as KPIs, or have other indicators against them as a result of the NAHT framework. This is expected and not a cause for concern.

1. + Learning Objective: This button allows you to add a completely new learning objective in the Year section you are currently using.

2. Learning Objective Text: Click on the learning objective text to edit it – add more or rephrase what is already there.

3. Move Learning Objective: Use the three line icon to click and move learning objectives between year groups.

4. KPI Indicator: Click on a grey KPI circle to turn it green and make an objective a KPI. This also works in reverse, click on a green KPI icon to turn it grey and turn a KPI back to a normal learning objective.

5. Delete/Undo/Child options: Delete will remove the learning objective. Undo will allow you to remove any modifications made to the original objective. + button will allow you to add a child of that learning objective. This could be used to add more granularity to a larger objective.

6. Save/Cancel: This button will allow you to save the changes that you have made in this area. The cancel button will remove the changes.

Note: If you use the breadcrumb trail to click back up the curriculum at this point while in edit mode, your changes may not be saved. Please ensure that the save button is used before closing the app or navigating away.

New Subjects

Clicking on this button will give a small dialogue window where users can choose from an existing list of subjects, or type in the name of a new subject:

When you have either typed or chosen your subject from the list, use the blue Save button to save your subject. Your subject will now appear in the main subject list for that Key Stage and can be used as normal.

Creating a New Curriculum:

Within each subject, the active curriculum used by the school is defined. By default, this is the National Curriculum England 2014 - NAHT Assessment Framework but it is possible for schools to input their own curriculum in this area. We would normally only recommend doing this if you use a very different curriculum as it is generally easier to edit the existing objectives rather than adding your own.

To add your own curriculum to an area, navigate to the correct Key Stage and Subject. Within the subject, you will be able to see the curricula currently in use in this area. Use the + Curriculum button to add your new curriculum.

Type in the name of your new curriculum into the text box which appears and use the Save button to save it:

Your new curriculum will now be available in the curricula list for this subject and can be used as normal:

Note: Your new curriculum will not yet be active and will need to be activated before staff can use it in Student Tracker. To activate a curriculum, click the grey Inactive button. You will be asked to confirm your choice with a further prompt and a blue Activate button.

New Subject Areas:

If the subject you have selected within the default curriculum has subject areas ( for example, Mathematics) it is possible to add additional subjects areas to the existing list. To do this navigate to the correct Key stage, Subject, and curriculum. At the top of the existing list of subject areas, use the  + Subject Area

In a similar way to the New Subject button, this button will prompt you to either use an existing subject area provided from our list or to type in the new subject area name using the text box.
Use the blue Save button to complete the process.

Note: If the subject and curriculum you are using does not already contain subject areas but does contain learning objectives (for example, Art and Design), it is not possible to add in additional subject areas. It is possible to add in more learning objectives using the grey Edit button instead.

If the subject and curriculum you are using has no learning objectives or subject areas in it (for example, if it is brand new) then you have the option to add either learning objectives or subject areas. This is the only time you will have this choice as once a choice is made and either learning objectives or subject areas are added, it is only possible to add more items of that variety.

Renaming Curricula:

On the bottom right of each curriculum, you will be able to see an action cog. This cog will allow you to Rename a curriculum. This allows you to rename the default curriculum should you wish to.

If you want to remove a curriculum entirely then you can use the action cog again to select the Delete option. You will need to ensure that the curriculum has been deactivated before you are able to delete it.

Note: Once a curriculum has been deleted it is not possible to reinstate it so make sure that this is definitely what you want to do.

Future Modifications to the Curriculum:

You may want to look at modifying your curricula after using Frog Progress for one year.

All areas of the curriculum that can be modified can still be changed even after judgments have been entered into Student Tracker. This is to allow schools to carry out a continual re-evaluation of the content of their curriculum and improve it year on year.

Deleting a Learning Objective:

If a Learning Objective is deleted from the curriculum, then any judgments added against that objective will not be deleted. This objective will still be visible in both Student Tracker and the Reporting application for any student where a judgment has been made against the objective. The deleted objective will not show up for any students who have not yet been assessed.

If you wish to remove the objective for children where judgments have already been made, then the judgments will need to be removed until there are none left for that objective.

Modifying a Learning Objective:

Learning Objectives can be modified at any point. Remember, if you are changing the meaning of the objective then you may be better off deleting the objective and creating a new one from scratch.

Adding a new Subject Area:

If a new Subject Area is added into a curriculum, the new Subject Area will appear in Student Tracker as a gap in coverage for children that have been previously assessed against that year of the curriculum.

Adding a new Learning Objective:

If a new Learning objective is added into a curriculum, the new objective will appear in Student Tracker as a gap in coverage for children that have been previously assessed against that year of the curriculum.

A suggested approach for additions:

If you are adding to the curriculum (Subject Areas or Learning Objectives), Frog suggests adding the year the item was added to the curriculum to its name in brackets to the end of the name.
This will allow any gaps in coverage to be accounted for in historic granular reporting.

Learning Locker:

The Learning Locker is an area within the Curriculum Manager where resources can be added tied to each individual learning objective. The Learning Locker can be accessed by navigating to the appropriate learning objective, and selecting the Learning Locker button in the right-hand side of the screen:

The Learning Lockers contains five areas:

Teacher Notes: A text box to allow users to add in notes about how they are going to teach an objective.

Teacher Resources: Use the arrow button in this area to upload, link or find resources using FrogDrive.

Exemplar Standard Materials: An area for exemplary standards

Learner Resources: Resources to help students grasp the core principles of a learning objective.

Learner Extension Resources: Resources to help students grasp the core principles of a learning objective.

Adding Resources:

You can simply add content to these lockers PDF's, images, add a link to a website or online resource notes, use Frogdrive, etc.

Exemplar Standards:

The Exemplar Standards area of the Learning Locker is designed to supplement and support teachers when making judgements. This area is designed to hold files which have been designated as “what good looks like” within your school. These files may come from standardisation and moderation processes, or they may be nominated by individual teachers within the school

Assessment Standards:

This area needs to be configured before starting to use the rest of the Frog Progress. Here schools can set up their Judgements which staff will be applying to students throughout the year.

Assessment Status

To edit the statuses, select the edit button on the right-hand top corner of the screen

Assessment Cycles & Targets 

Period: Use this button to add a new period within the same cycle.

Cycle: This can be used to add a new cycle to the system.

Delete: If you want to delete a period/cycle.

Cycle/Period Name: A text field to allow you to name your cycles and periods.

Start/End Dates: The start and end dates of your periods and cycles.

Save: Here you can simply save changes 

Cancel: Here you can simply cancel your changes

Note: Once changes are saved of the past periods/cycles or the current period it is not possible to change the dates. 

Age-Related Descriptions 

Making your Curriculum Public:

One of the key features of Frog Progress is the ability to make your curriculum public to allow users to access it from your website, fulfilling one of your Ofsted requirements.

To Publicise your curriculum, navigate to Curriculum Manager. Select the cog in the top right of either the key stages or the foundation stage sections:

Select Manage Public Access from the drop down.

The next screen will give you a slider for Make Public on the Web ON or OFF. Click the slider to turn the button green and ON.

When this slider is selected, you will be able to see a range of further options including the URL for your curriculum and options to cover whether you wish to only show KPIs or specific Key Stages.

It is also possible to choose which areas of the Learning Locker you wish to publically display in this area using the sliders next to each area.

When you are happy with your changes, use the blue Save Changes button to complete the process.

When you have your link to your public curriculum, you can use this on your website or paste it directly into your browser to see your published curriculum.

Note: the Whole curriculum in its entirety is displayed in one list, any curriculums which are set to active will display and therefore it may be worth ensuring that only curriculums you are using are set to Active.

Progression Charts:

The NAHT assessment frameworks recommend that each school should create their own bespoke version of the national curriculum. School should take time to ensure there is a logical progression built in the objectives year on year, but most importantly, spend time identifying the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that teachers will assess student against.

KPI's are the key learning constructs, that if understood, mean the students will have a good grasp of the entire curriculum for that year of progressions.

Taking this approach means that teacher workload can be reduced, as they only need to assess what really matters. This works well for the majority of students however outliers may need to be stretched and challenged or may be working at a slower rate than other students.

If the child is progressing slowly and as such, it is difficult to evidence progress just using the KPI's the school has the following options available to them:

1. Assess against KPIs 

2. Assess against sub-objectives that increment towards achieving the KPIs

3. Assess against previous years' objectives

4. Use P Scales or an equivalent 

To assist teachers with this process, we have developed individual and class goals functionality. It gives the teachers the ability to create objectives on the fly that can be allocated to all or just specific children in a class. This gives a teacher the flexibility to create a tailored curriculum for each child during their daily working practice.

1. Break down KPIs into smaller increments

2. Add stretch and challenge objectives for gifted and talented students

3. Add behavioural objectives for the whole class

Adding a Freestanding Individual or Class Goal 

To add an Individual or Class goal, navigate to the Student Tracker application.

Open the tracker of your choice, and scroll to the bottom of the existing list of Learning Objectives.
In this example, I will be using the Mathematics curriculum. As this is quite long, I have used the
Subject Area dropdown to change from “All Subject Areas” to “Geometry – Position and Direction”.

Use the blue + Learning Objective button to open the editing bar for your new goal.

When adding a new goal, you can choose the name and details of the goal by typing into the available text box you can also choose which students you will be assessed against the goal by switching on or off the green tick boxes.

To make an Individual goal, add in the name of your goal, and use the green checkboxes to select which students you wish the goal to apply to. Any student who is left with a green tick will be assessed against the goal. Any student without a green tick will not.

It is possible to clear all students or select all the students by using the very first green tick in the same column as the blue arrows.

You can use the blue save button to save your Individual Goal 

The Class and Individual goals can be identified within Student Tracker by their purple indicator 

Adding an Individual or Class Goal to an existing objective 

It is possible to add an individual or Class goal to an existing objective. The will allow schools to add further granularity to curriculum objective or extend them to test the brightest students.

To add an Individual or Class goal to an existing objective, open Student Tracker and locate a tracker containing the objective you wish to add to.

Click on the name of the objective to open a popup containing the name of the objective, a link to the Learning Locker and a + Objective button.

Use the blue + Objective button to add in your new Individual or Class goal and configure it as required

This Individual or Class goal will then be saved as a child objective of the main curriculum objective, indicated by the grey bar to the left side of the objective name.

Editing an Individual or Class Goal:

To edit an Individual or Class goal, first, navigate to Student Tracker and locate the goal you wish to edit.

Single left-click on the name of the goal in the left hand column. A small pop up box will appear with the full name of the objective, and an Edit icon.

Select the Edit icon to see the goal in edit mode, and to be able to edit both the name of the goal and who it applies to

Deleting an Individual or Class Goal:

To delete an Individual or Class goal, first, navigate to Student Tracker and locate the goal you wish to delete.

Single left-click on the name of the goal in the left hand column. A small pop up box will appear with the full name of the objective and Delete icon.

Click the delete button to be presented with a delete confirmation window asking you to confirm your choice. If you are happy for the goal to be removed, then select the red Delete Learning Objective button

It is important to note that once an Individual or Class goal is deleted, all judgments and evidence attached to that goal is also removed.

The goals are tied to the student and the subject, they are not tied to the tracker, so if a tracker is deleted that contains an Individual or Class goal, the evidence, and judgments for that goal will still remain in the system. To view the data for the goals again, a new tracker can be created for that subject and children which will display the goals and any evidence or judgments made against them.

Viewing Individual and Class Goals:

The best place to view Individual and Class goals is through the Student Tracker app.

At the current time, Individual and Class Goals will not appear through the Reporting application. This functionality will be addressed in a future release.

If a child or group of children have been given an Individual or Class goal, this goal will appear in any other tracker created that features that child and that subject.

For example, in this screenshot, we can see that the Individual and Class Goals set earlier in these notes for a small group of students can now be seen when those students are featured in a larger tracker for the same subject.

Adding a Judgement:

To add judgement to a student within student tracker, click on the square that corresponds to the student and learning objective you wish to add your judgement against

This will give you the judgement and evidence popover window for that student and learning objective.

To add a judgement for that student, single click on the coloured circle for the judgement you wish to use.

You will be able to see that the square for that student in the tracker changes to reflect the judgment you have made.

In the popover, you will see that the judgement you have selected is now completely shaded.

The Judgement timeline at the base of this window has also been shaded to show when the judgement has been made.

You have the option to add judgement to an entire Learning Objective or KPI in bulk mode. To perform this, select the arrow icon next to Learning Objective or KPI this will give you a popover containing the available statues. Choose the status you wish to set for the Learning Objective or KPI by selecting it as above. You will see that the entire row of students now has this judgement assigned.

Removing a judgement:

To remove a judgement, single click on the coloured circle showing the latest judgement. This will remove it from the system. If another judgement has previously been made, the circle will show the colour of the previous judgement. To remove this judgement, use the Period selector to navigate back to when the judgement was set, and remove it in the same way.

If you made a judgement for all students against a particular Learning Objective or KPI it is possible to remove all the judgements in one go.

Select the arrow > icon next to the Learning Objective or KPI; the popover will appear and now you deselect the judgement that has already been made and this will remove it for all students.

Adding Evidence:

To add evidence against a student or students, open your tracker and select the relevant student and Learning Objective. When the popover opens, select the evidence button to be taken to the Evidence Timeline.

Use the Add Evidence button to open the Add Evidence window.

You can add four different types of evidence which can be added in the window

Notes: Text notes which allow you to type in a simple statement as evidence.

Upload: Upload files from your computer or network as evidence.

FrogDrive (FrogLearn customers only): Attach files which have already been uploaded into FrogDrive. At this time it is not possible to upload sites as evidence.

Link: Attach a web link as evidence.

In subject areas with multiple Learning Objectives/KPI's, the Learning Objectives tab allows teachers to attach evidence to multiple Learning Objectives at once.


To attach a piece of evidence to multiple Learning Objectives, select the subject areas and the relevant tick icons on the right hand side of the list. Those objectives with a green tick will have the evidence attached to them. This is ideal for pieces of work that show evidence of multiple learning objectives at work.

In a similar vein, it is possible to add evidence to multiple students in one go using the Students tab. Select the grey ticks next to the student names to turn them green and choose them to receive the piece of evidence. When you have chosen which pieces of evidence you wish to add, it is possible to add a comment to each piece of evidence for further explanation if required.

When you are happy with the evidence you have selected, click the blue Save button.

The evidence will then be visible on the Evidence Timeline of the selected students for those Learning Objectives selected.

To view any of the pieces of evidence, single click on the icon and you will be presented with a Preview window.

In this window, you will be able to:

Preview: If the file type can be previewed within FrgoProgress you will see a thumbnail preview.

Download File: You can download the file into your local computer.

Notes: Any notes that have been added to the evidence or a text area to type new notes.

Submitted By: Who has uploaded the evidence.

There is also an Action Cog in the top right corner which contains two options:

Send To Standards File: If the piece of evidence which has been uploaded is a particularly good example of a student achieving that KPI, the teacher can choose to send the file to the Exemplar Standards section of the Learning Locker.

There is an approval process to be accomplished before the file will be shown to members of staff within Student Tracker. Further information on this process can be found in Module Two: Curriculum Manager.

Remove From Evidence: If the evidence needs to be removed from the student, for example, if it has been added in error, this button will remove the evidence file.

Exemplar Standards:

Within the Evidence Timeline attached to each student and Learning Objective, there is an Exemplar Standards button. This links to the Exemplar Standards area of the Learning Locker and when selected will show any materials added for that particular Learning Objective.

Teachers can click on the file icons provided to see more detail about the file and to download it if required.

Evidence Timeline:

Using the Evidence Timeline it is possible to track back and see the progress made by an individual student.

To move backwards or forwards through time, select the light grey arrow buttons at either end of the Evidence Timeline.

The bar on the timeline will change colour to reflect the student’s progress at that period in time. Any evidence added during that period will be reflected in that period. The period currently selected will also appear under the student’s name above the judgement circles.

Note: It is not possible to move forward beyond the current period.

Viewing a Progression Chart:

Once you have made judgements and added evidence for students you may want to review what you have added or look at your judgements for a subset of your tracker group. The following are a few tips to help you understand and use the tracker more effectively.

On Progression Charts you may see within a square a number in a small grey circle; this informs you of the total number of pieces of evidence there are for that Learning Objective or KPI and that student.

If you see a lighter shaded square, then this informs you that a judgement has been made in an earlier assessment period. If your judgement hasn’t changed in the current assessment period then it isn’t necessary to make a change to the judgement.

If you see a dark shaded square, then this informs you that this Individual or Class goal does not apply to this student.

It is possible to change your view of the tracker by using the View button which appears on the far right. It enables you to switch between viewing all Objectives or just KPI's as well as either seeing colours or values for the judgements, or both. 

Each judgement is given a value when the Assessment Statuses are determined; see Module Two Curriculum Manager for more detail.

Using Contextual Data:

As mentioned earlier it is possible to use the filter tool to view the chart for a subset of your group, e.g. you may want to see how the students who are Pupil Premium are doing, or see how well the boys who are SEN are coping.

In the top right of the Progression Chart is the student filter icon. Click on this icon to open up the filter and apply the filters you want to use   

Note: It is possible to combine filters, however, it will only display students who appear in all the filters you have selected, e.g. if you select SEN and Pupil Premium this will only display students that are in both these categories.
If you want to remove any filters, click on the green filter icon again and click the Reset Filter button.   

Note: Contextual data will automatically be available for all schools who are using the SIMS management information system; schools who use other systems will need to add the contextual data for their students. 

The FrogProgress Reporting application is a powerful reporting tool designed to make it easy for both teachers and SLT to pull information on their students quickly and easily. I will cover the sorts of information these reports will display and how they could be used. I will also briefly look at how you can use this information outside of Progress to create custom reports 

When the Reporting application first opens you will be presented with a list of available reports on the left-hand side.

The page will display a New Report section which will invite you to select a report to run.

To run a report, choose one from the left-hand menu and the page will show you the parameters for that report.

Here are the Parameters 

Select Student or Group: Use this predictive field to type the name of the group you wish to report on.

Select Curriculum: Use the Please Select button to choose the area of the curriculum you wish to report on.

Select Reporting Period: Use the drop down boxes to choose your assessment period. The report will pull through all data up until the selected period so we would normally recommend selecting the most recent period unless you are specifically looking at a past period.

Filter By KPIs: This report provides the option to view all data or just the data for KPIs.

Run Report: Use the blue Run Report button to view the report.

This report provides both a count and % of the learning objectives at each status. If you wish to manipulate this data further, we recommend copying the content into an Excel spreadsheet or similar which will make it easier to deal with.

There are popovers available on each count and percentage value to allow you to easily see which children are at which status.

LO Data Export:

The LO Data Export will export all information requested from it within the selected parameters. It is possible to run this export without setting any parameters, but we would generally recommend that at least the Reporting Cycle and the Curriculum or Group fields are selected if only to make the resulting export easier to handle.

Here are the Parameters 

Select Student or Group: Use the predictive drop down to find an individual or group.

Select Curriculum: Use the Please Select button to find the area of the curriculum you wish to report on.

Select Reporting Cycle Start: Use the drop down to configure when you would like the reporting data to start from.

Select Reporting Cycle End: Use the drop down to configure when you would like the reporting data to end.

Filter Judgements: If multiple judgements have been set against students in the time period selected, you can choose to export all of these judgements, or just the most recent. As we will see later, there can be benefits to only exporting the most recent.

Filter By KPIs: Do you need to see all the objectives for your selected student/group/curriculum? If you are reporting against the KPIs for that particular parameter you can choose the KPIs only radio button to reduce the data you will pull out.

The resulting spreadsheet contains the following information:

  • First Name: The first name of the student.

  • Last Name: The last name of the student.

  • Pupil Number: The pupil number of the student (if available from the MIS).

  • Curriculum: The curriculum the judgement/evidence has been recorded against.

  • Subject: The subject within the curriculum the judgement/evidence has been recorded against.
  • Subject Area: The subject area within the curriculum the judgement/evidence has been recorded against.

  • Year: The Year the Learning Objective/KPI is attached to.

  • LO/KPI Name: The name of the Learning Objective/KPI.

  • LO/KPI Flag: Is the Learning Objective marked as a KPI?

  • Event Type: There are two event types, Status Update indicates a judgement, and Evidence indicates a piece of evidence has been added.

  • Description: The description records what judgement has been made or the type of evidence added.

  • Detail: The value of the assessment status applied or any details of the evidence attached.

  • Date Recorded: When the judgement or evidence was recorded.

  • Assessor First Name: The first name of the member of staff who recorded the judgement/evidence.

  • Assessor Surname: The surname of the member of staff who recorded the judgement/evidence.

  • Academic Year: The academic year the judgement/evidence was recorded in.

  • Term: The term (period) that the judgement/evidence was recorded in.

There are popovers on each percentage to allow you to view the students who are on target and below target.

Note: This report is designed to work with the snapshot style of assessment tracking. Schools using the pathway method may find other reports more useful.

Subject vs Time:

The Students vs Time report will show you what percentage of objectives were marked at the target status or higher in each assessment period for the selected subject. The report will also show if the child was working at age-related expectations at that point in time. The summary at the bottom of the report indicates the percentage of students that are working at age-related standards in the selected subject during each assessment period.

Contextual Groups vs Time:

The Contextual Groups vs Time report will show you the percentage of students who are working at age related (AR) or below age-related (BAR). It will show you trends over an academic year for each of the cohorts in the selected group.

Calculation Methods

Age Related - Taught

How does this calculation method work?

We first work out which objectives were taught at that point in time.

If 50% or more of the students in the selected group have been assessed against that
objective, we class it as taught.

Once we have our list of taught objectives, we then on a student basis, check if the latest assessment
for 100% of the taught objectives is at target status or higher.

• If they are: the student is AR.
• If there is a single assessment that is below target or if the student has not been assessed against something that has been taught (i.e. they have gaps): the student is BAR.

Age Related - Assessed

How does this calculation method work?

On a student by student basis, check if the latest assessment for 100% of the assessed objectives is
at target status or higher.

• If they are: the student is AR.
• If there is a single assessment that is below target or if the student has not been assessed against something that has been taught (i.e. they have gaps): the student is BAR.

Age Related - Target
How does this calculation method work?

This calculation method is different from the other two age-related calculations in that; they work on
the principle that 100% of what has either been taught or assessed must be at the target status or

This calculation provides the flexibility for schools to define a target % of objectives that need to be
at target status or higher for the student to be classed as AR.

The calculation works as follows: based upon the % target that you have defined, we work out how
many objectives the student needs to have had assessed at target status or higher:

• If they have equal to or greater than that number: the is student AR.
• If they have less than that number: the student is BAR.

Here is an example of how this might work:

Based on this example, if there are 20 objectives (10 of which are specified as KPIs) students will be classed as working at age-related if they have been assessed at the target status or higher for the following numbers of objectives in each time period:

Note: Please find the attachment 

Further Guidelines: