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Confidence is not a preference

By James Pembroke / January 17, 2017 / 3 Comments

“Confidence is a preference…..” Nice sentiment, Blur, but let’s be realistic: confidence is a threshold.  I get asked about confidence intervals a lot now. They’re everywhere – in the dashboard, RAISE, and FFT reports – and they are more in your face than ever before. We are now aware that these are the things that…

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Similar schools (my a***!)

By James Pembroke / January 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

An ex-colleague called me yesterday with a question about the similar schools measure in the performance tables. As we spoke I could feel that creeping uneasiness one experiences when confronted with something you really should know about but don’t. Cue delaying tactics (how’s the family? Good Christmas?) whilst frantically searching for the guidance on the…

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