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The progress loophole of despair

By James Pembroke / September 15, 2016 / 12 Comments

Is it possible that there are certain situations where a school would benefit more from a pupil actually scoring less on a test? Having spent probably too much time playing with the KS2 pupil ready reckoner tool (click here and click ‘how Ofsted and DfE analyse your data’ to download), it would appear so. But…

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VA Calculator and Floor Standards tool: links to download

By James Pembroke / September 12, 2016 / 19 Comments

Warning: this blog post contains no opinions or rants whatsoever. I recently shared my VA calculator and floor standard tool on Twitter and thought it’d be useful to put the links into a blog so people can find them easily. PLEASE NOTE: the tools are stored in my One Drive so don’t edit the online…

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Update on primary floor standards and progress measures

By James Pembroke / September 1, 2016 / 11 Comments

To coincide with the performance tables checking exercise, the DfE have released an updated Primary Accountability guidance document and additional note on the new progress measures. These documents contain useful information on how progress measures are calculated, and provide more detail on floor standards. Schools that have downloaded their checking exercise data will find their progress…

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