Compass+ Compatible Gatsby Benchmark Report

Xello's Gatsby Benchmark report is a powerful, quick, and easy way to track your students’ progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks. The report draws together data on students’ work towards completing lessons in Xello. It also tracks work and volunteer experiences entered on students’ Experiences Timeline.

The Gatsby Benchmark report is fully compatible with the Careers & Enterprise Company’s Compass+ tool.

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Export the Gatsby Benchmark Reports

To export the Gatsby Benchmark report, before importing the raw data file into Compass+:

  1. From your Educator Account, click Reports and select Gatsby Benchmarks.
  2. Select the file format for your exported data set; either CSV or Excel, and click Download.
    • Log in to your Compass+ account to upload the report.

Get the Most Out of Your Gatsby Benchmark Report

To get the most out of the Gatsby Benchmark report, we recommend that you:

  1. Prioritise Xello's Lessons according to your requirements for students' exposure to the benchmarks. See how Lessons are mapped to benchmarks in the section below.
  2. Encourage students to actively add Work Experience and Volunteer Experience to their Experiences Timeline (located on their About Me page).

By focusing efforts on the above, you can help guide your students to complete the most relevant Lessons first, which will drive engagement and produce the best results for your Gatsby Benchmark report.

In addition, encourage use of the Experiences Timeline means you'll be ensuring that the report you export for Compass+ includes student progress towards achieving Gatsby Benchmark 6 (Experience of workplaces).


How Lessons are Mapped to Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass+ Categories

Below we’ve illustrated how the content and activities in Xello’s lessons map to Gatsby Benchmarks, as well as the way the Careers & Enterprise Company’s Compass+ tool maps the Gatsby Benchmarks to their framework of categories.

Lesson Maps to:
Gatsby Benchmark Compass+ tool category
Biases and Career Choices 3. Addressing the needs of each pupil Addressing stereotypes
Career Backup Plans 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Career Demand 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Career Path Choices 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Choosing a University 7. Encounters with further and higher education Other
Defining Success 3. Addressing the needs of each pupil Aspiration raising
Exploring Career Factors 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Getting Experience 5. Encounters with employers and employees Other
Interests 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Learning Pathways 7. Encounters with further and higher education Other
Personality Styles 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
School Subjects at Work 4. Linking curriculum learning to careers Other
Skills 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Transition to FE 7. Encounters with further and higher education Other
Work / Life Balance 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Work Values 2. Learning from career and labour market information Information about the labour market for students
Workplace Skills and Attitudes 2. Learning from career and labour market information
5. Encounters with employers and employees
Information about the labour market for students
Workplace Skills and Attitudes
Note: If you do not subscribe to the Compass+ tool, the Gatsby Benchmark report in Xello is still a valuable feature as it aggregates data that shows student completion of lessons mapped to the relevant Gatsby Benchmarks. By exporting this raw data file, you will be able to craft your own charts and graphs to evidence progression towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.