School Data Updates
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...
Friday, 12 May 2017
Pupils included and not included in KS2 measures
The issue of who is and who isn't included in KS2 measures is still causing major headaches for many, which is understandable because it...
Friday, 7 April 2017
Defence against peverse incentives
I recently attended the JUSCO (junior school collaboration) conference in Birmingham organised by Chris McDonald (@chrismcd53). It was a g...
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Stuck in the middle with you (the problem with prior attainment bands)
This has actually been a good month in the fight against data nonsense. First, we are hearing news from STA briefings that they are aware of...
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