Slide 1

Report
HESES and the HEFCE web facility
Presented by Christine Daniel, Analytical Services Group,
HEFCE
SROC
08 April 2009
Part 1 – WP and
TESS
• Widening
participation
(WP)/teaching
enhancement
and student
success
(TESS)
allocations for
2009-10
Outline of
presentation
Part 2 – HESA derived
statistics
• The web facility
• The derived statistics
exercise
Part 1
WP and Tess
What is WP funding for?
• Recognises the additional costs of
recruiting and retaining students
from disadvantaged or nontraditional backgrounds
• Institutional funding, not student
support
How much funding is allocated?
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Total 2009-10 allocations: £143m, of which
£2m set aside for July allocation
Two streams of the WP allocation:
– Funding for widening access (£61m FT;
£66m PT)
– Funding for disabled students (£13m)
Widening Access Allocation
• New UG entrants are assigned to census wards
using postcode
• Wards assigned to quintiles according to:
– FT UG under 21: young HE participation
– PT and mature FT: average educational
achievement
• Students weighted according to quintile of their
ward
• Institution average weight calculated for FT and
PT students and used to calculate allocation
WA population
• FT or PT HEFCE-funded UK-domiciled
undergraduate (including FD) entrants
• This information taken from HESES07 recreation and only counts students eligible to be
counted in Column 4 of the re-creation
• ELQs are not counted in population
Key HESA fields used in WA allocation
• POSTCODE
• QUALENT2
• COURSEAIM
WP for disabled students allocation
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Calculate proportion of students in receipt of Disabled
Students’ Allowance (DSA)
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Proportions across sector ranked and split into quartiles
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Institution assigned to a quartile and then weighted
according to this quartile
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Weight is used in calculating allocation
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Allocation is subject to a minimum value
Disabled students allocation population
• HEFCE-funded, independently funded or nonfundable UK-domiciled students who would be
eligible to receive the DSA (if they were
disabled)
• This information taken from HESES07 recreation and only counts students eligible to be
counted in Column 4 of the re-creation
Key HESA fields used in
disabled students allocation
• DISALL = 4 indicates a student is in
receipt of the DSA
What is TESS funding for?
• To support the enhancement of learning and
teaching
• Improving retention of students who are at risk
of not continuing their studies
• To contribute to the success of students
• Institutional funding, not student support
How much funding is allocated?
• Total 2009-10 allocations: £269m, of which £3m
set aside for July allocation
• Three streams of the TESS allocation:
– Improving retention (£171m FT; £54m PT)
– Institutional learning and teaching strategies (£31m)
– Research informed teaching (£10m)
FT Improving Retention allocation
• FT UG new entrants assigned to risk categories
based on age and entry qualifications
• Students weighted according to their risk
category
• Institution average weight calculated for FT
students and used to calculate allocation
FT IR population
• FT and SWOUT HEFCE-fundable UK-domiciled
undergraduate (including FD) entrants
• This information taken from HESES07 recreation and only counts students eligible to be
counted in Column 4 of the re-creation
• ELQs are not counted in population
Key HESA fields used in FT
improving retention allocation
• QUALENT2
• The ‘qualifications on entry’ entity (we use
QUALTYPE, QUALSBJ and QUALGRADE)
• UCASPERID and UCASAPPID
Timetable for 2009-10
WP/TESS allocations
• September 2008: 2007-08 HESA web facility
released
• March 2009: initial 2009-10 WP/TESS
allocation
• March 2009: 2007-08 HESA derived statistics
exercise launched
• May 2009: deadline for receipt of amendments
to 2007-08 HESA data for inclusion in July
allocation
Timetable for 2009-10
WP/TESS allocations
• July 2009: revised 2009-10 WP/TESS
allocations
• Summer 2009: 2008-09 HESA web facility
released
• Winter 2009-10: 2008-09 HESA derived
statistics exercise launched
Useful reading
How we fund WP
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/widen/fund/
How we fund TESS
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/learning/funding/support/
‘2007-08 statistics derived from HESA data: Guide to HEFCE web
facility ’ (HEFCE 2008/30) - Annex E and Appendix 7
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2008/08_30/
‘Funding higher education in England’ (HEFCE 2008/33)
http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2008/08_33/
Who to contact
Christine Daniel
[email protected]
0117 931 7373
Part 2
HESA derived statistics
HESA derived statistics
HESA derived statistics
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What are the derived statistics?
How will we use HESA data to monitor funding?
Timetable
What is the web facility?
What is the derived statistics exercise?
• How do I find out more?
What are the derived statistics?
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Monitor funding allocations
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Inform Widening Participation (WP) allocations
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Inform flexible study measure
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Research Degree Qualification Rates (RDQRs)
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Transparent Approach to Costing TRAC(T) student FTEs
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Data for audit purposes
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LLN student summaries
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Non-completion toolkit
How do we monitor teaching
funding with HESA data?
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Generate HESES re-creation using HESA data
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Generate HESES re-creation based on cost centre sector
norms for subjects
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Select institutions to explain differences between HESES
and HESES re-creation
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HESES re-creation supersedes HESES for funding
purposes
HESES re-creation output (1)
• Each HEI provided with:
– HESES re-creation tables 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4
and 6
– HESES re-creation grant adjustment report,
standard resource and assumed fees
– WP allocation report based on HESES recreation assumed FTEs
HESES re-creation output (2)
• HESA-HESES comparison summary tables
• Equivalent HESES tables
• Individualised data for each HESA record
• Includes all derived fields used to re-create
HESES
Teaching funding monitoring
timetable
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December 2007 - HESES07 deadline
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October 2008 – Final deadline for 2007-08 HESA data
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November 2008 - HEFCE receive 2007-08 HESA data
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December 2008 - HESES08 deadline
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March 2009 – Selection notification (HESES07 and 2007-08 HESA)
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May 2009 - Deadline for initial response
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June 2009 – Deadline for amending 2007-08 HESA data (as part of this
exercise)
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September 2009 – Interim grant adjustments (if exercise not complete)*
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October 2009 - Final deadline for 2008-09 HESA data
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November 2009 - HEFCE receive 2008-09 HESA data
* different for HESES re-creation based on cost centre sector norms
HESA derived statistics web facility (1)
• Available in summer each year
• Unlimited use/useable for entire year
• Submit HESA data to HEFCE extranet (secure)
• Obtain outputs listed earlier as aggregated
Excel output and associated individualised file
HESA derived statistics web facility (2)
• Comprehensive guide on using web facility
• Full description of algorithms
• Trouble-shooting guidance
• Detail of ‘problems of fit’
• ‘Pseudo code’
• Support through ‘helpline’ and e-mail
Flexible study measure background
• Often referred to as ‘partial completion’
• ‘Review of the teaching funding method:
Second consultation on changes to the
method’ HEFCE 2007/02
• HEIs confidence to allow students to
change their pace of study
What are ‘partial completions’?
• Completed activity is less than
student’s initial study intentions for
the year
• Completed modules only
• HESES definitions for ‘completed
module’
Overview of methodology
• 2007-08 and 2006-07 HESA data
• Calculate flexible study measure weighting
• Based on standard resource and assumed fees
for partially completing students
• Applied to contract range
• Migration funding (initially)
Further detail of methodology (1)
• HESES07 re-creation
• Plus students in HESES population that did not
generate a countable year in HESES07
• Identify partial completions and assign funding
characteristics (price group, fee level etc.)
• Calculate standard resource for partial
completions (modules completed)
Further detail of methodology (2)
• Calculate assumed resource for partial
completions (modules attempted)
• Calculate weighting to reflect where
HEIs would move relative to the
tolerance band if ‘partial completions’
had been included in the teaching
funding model for 2007-08
What are ‘partial completions’?
• HESES population (HESEXCL=0, 512
etc.)
• Non-completions (HESCOMP=3)
• Completed modules (MODOUT = 1, 2)
• Module ‘countable’ in HESES07
(MODSTAT = 1, 2, 4)
• Student’s completed ‘module FTE’ >
0.167 (normally 20 credits)
And attempted modules?
• Non-completed modules (MODOUT
= 1, 2, 4, 6, 7)
• Attempted modules ‘countable’ in
HESES07 (MODSTAT = 1, 2, 4, 5)
Further information about the
flexible study measure
• Forthcoming 2007-08 HESA
derived statistics publication
• 2009-10 Grant letter: technical
guidance, paragraphs 174-188
• [email protected]
Web facility demo
HESA-HESES exercise
• HESA-HESES07 comparison – twelfth year
HESA used to monitor funding
• HESES re-created for all HEIs
• All HEIs are tested against the ‘selection
criteria’
• Similar exercise is conducted for FE Colleges
using ILR data
HESA-HESES – response criteria
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HESA-HESES06
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£500,000 difference in contract range holdback
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£500,000 net difference in funding conditional upon delivery of
growth
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£100,000 medical and dental contract FTE
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WP criterion (based on HESES06 re-creation FTEs)
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Model 2 LLN criterion
HESA-HESES07
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Table 7 criterion
HESA-HESES – no response required
No response required
– does not mean that HESA and HESES data
are consistent
– discrepancies may impact WP funding
allocations
– does not exempt HEI from subsequent data
audit/ retrospective funding adjustments
HESA-HESES – response required (1)
• Submit Action and Implementation Plan
• Action Plan to remove discrepancies between
HESA-HESES
• Implementation Plan to ensure that similar
errors do not recur in the future
HESA-HESES – response required (2)
• Action Plan should address all of the following
(where relevant):
– Errors in HESES
– Errors in HESA
– Problems of fit with the HEFCE algorithms
Errors in HESES
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HESES re-creation will only be ‘signed-off’ once we are
satisfied that it ‘reasonably represents the outturn
position for the year’
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HESES re-creation will supersede HESES
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Retrospective adjustment to funding will be made
Errors in HESA
• Corrections to HESA data
• Administrative fee will be charged by HESA
(20% of annual subscription)
• Revised HESA compared to HESES to ensure
discrepancies are fully explained
Problems of fit with HEFCE
algorithms (1)
Known algorithmic approximations:
– INSTAPP
– Part-time FTE (some non-standard years)
– Assignments to price groups (as above)
Problems of fit with HEFCE
algorithms (2)
• Unlikely to be sole cause for discrepancies
• Evidence may be requested (e.g. HE
prospectus)
• Provide necessary data to correct assumptions
and reconcile the two data sources
Who to contact and useful
reading
Contact: Ewa Wawrzynska at
[email protected] or
[email protected]
0117 931 7353
Further reading:
HEFCE 2008/07 on 2006-07 reconciliation
HEFCE 2008/30 on 2007-08 web facility
HEFCE 2009/?? on 2007-08 reconciliation

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