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The Emperor’s new tracking system

By James Pembroke / December 17, 2014 / 7 Comments

Those familiar with ‘comment is free’ on The Guardian website will know that nothing divides opinion and generates quite as much vitriol as an article about the latest smartphone. Not even the recent debate on Scottish Independence could compete with the iPhone 6 in terms acrimony. It’s a tribal thing, and I’ve noticed something similar…

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Calculating VA at KS2 beyond levels

By James Pembroke / December 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

Understandably there is a great deal of confusion about how the DfE can calculate VA once the current assessments are replaced in 2016 with new tests that give scaled scores. But we know that a VA measure will exist – it will be centred on 0 rather than 100 – and will be one of…

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