School Data Updates
Friday, 18 August 2017
The Progress Bank
For primary schools, there are two main issues with the current system of measuring progress: 1) it is high stakes , 2) it involves teacher...
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Making the cut
Assessment. It should be simple really: just checking what pupils do and don't know. But assessment appears to have turned into some kin...
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Predicting progress using the VA calculator: some things to bear in mind
It was great to read in Ofsted's March update that " Ofsted does not expect any prediction by schools of a progress score, as they...
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Primary assessment for non-primary people: a very quick guide
The DfE collects a bewildering array of data from primary schools. This quick guide to statutory assessment is here to help. Early Year...
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
The Data Burden
In implementing a new approach to assessment and tracking we must first weigh up our desire for data against any impact on workload. Sometim...
The beginning of the end
The DfE's primary assessment consultation, which closes on the 22nd June, focuses on a number of aspects of statutory assessment but it...
Sunday, 21 May 2017
This is a low
I often use a race analogy to explain value added, to help people understand how we can measure progress without levels and why we don't...
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