School Data Updates
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...
Sunday, 26 February 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...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Blueprint for a tracking system
In almost every meeting I have in schools someone will at some point say one of the following: "Our tracking system isn't really ...
Monday, 6 February 2017
Mitigation in writing
The purpose of this post is not to explain the mechanics and issues of the KS2 writing progress measure - I've already covered that in e...
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