School Data Updates
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
Thoughts on new Ofsted inspection data summary report (primary)
Yesterday Ofsted released a 'prototype' of its new Inspection Data Summary Report and it's a major departure from the Ofsted I...
Thursday, 7 September 2017
KS2 progress measures 2017: a guide to what has and hasn't changed
At the end of last term I wrote this blog post . It was my attempt to a) predict what changes the DfE would make to the KS2 progress methodo...
Thursday, 31 August 2017
KS2 VA Calculator 2017
Updated basic version of KS2 VA calculator can be downloaded here . and new version with pupil groups tables (progress and average scores...
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...
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