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The Zero Game

By James Pembroke / October 15, 2016 / 5 Comments

Until this year VA has played second fiddle to the levels of progress measure. This was mainly because there were no floor standards linked to VA. But it was also because – let’s be honest here – not many people really understood it. Everyone understood pupils needing to make two levels of progress (and hopefully…

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A clear and present danger: the problem with writing VA

By James Pembroke / October 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

Back in February I wrote this post, speculating on the potential issues of the proposed writing progress measure. That measure is now a reality and the issues predicted in the blog post have taken root. I don’t have a problem with VA measures per se – although I would prefer it to be contextualised – but…

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