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Review: Insight Tracking system for primary schools

By James Pembroke / June 25, 2014 / 0 Comments There are loads of tracking systems available for schools now; and like the Ofsted judgements they seek to achieve (or avoid) they range from outstanding to inadequate. Many primary schools are now turning away from desktop-based systems (usually Excel) in favour of online solutions. Some of these online tools started life as a spreadsheet…

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Primary accountability reforms, assessment beyond levels, and the implications for tracking pupil progress

By James Pembroke / June 16, 2014 / 1 Comment

In March 2014, the DfE published their response to the consultation on primary school assessment and accountability1. Since then, more information has been published on assessment principles and proposed headline performance measures, as well as proprietary tracking systems promoting their developments to tackle assessment without levels. Now that the dust has started to settle (a…

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