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Key Stage 2 Value Added: Fact and Fiction

By James Pembroke / February 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

Let’s start with the obvious question: what is value added? Well, at its most basic – and at the risk of teaching people to suck eggs here – it is a comparison of pupils’ actual and expected outcomes. The ‘actual’ bit is fairly straightforward: it’s what a pupil gets in a test, obviously. Well, it’s…

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Some thoughts on Key Stage 1 data and recent Inspections

By James Pembroke / February 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

It is evident from recent inspections that Key Stage 1 has become a major focus for Ofsted, and there are increasing demands placed on schools tracking systems. Schools therefore need to ensure that their systems are capable of providing answers to the questions that are likely to arise. As detailed in the latest Ofsted subsidiary…

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