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Schools use the feedback from Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint to make strategic decisions, drawing upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests.

Source: Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint

The sentence above can be broken down into:

1- Schools use the feedback from Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint to make strategic decisions.

2- Schools draw upon a pool of information and specialist reporting tools that are built into the tests.

Is the analysis correct?

  • That is an accurate breakdown. You could probably break it down into four or five sentences if you wanted to simplify it further. What are you trying to do? – user11628 Sep 24 '18 at 20:48
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Your interpretation is correct. The part after the comma is a participle phrase. This construction is used to avoid repetition of schools and to introduce a bit of variety into the text. Here is another example:

Cooper enjoyed dinner at Audrey's house, agreeing to a large slice of cherry pie even though he was full to the point of bursting

This is a lot more interesting to read than

Cooper enjoyed dinner at Audrey's house. Cooper agreed to a large slice of cherry pie even though he was full to the point of bursting

or even

Cooper enjoyed dinner at Audrey's house. He agreed to a large slice of cherry pie even though he was full to the point of bursting

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