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Blueprint for a tracking system

By James Pembroke / February 20, 2017 / 10 Comments

In almost every meeting I have in schools someone will at some point say one of the following: “Our tracking system isn’t really working out for us anymore” or “Our tracking system doesn’t do what we need it to do” or “It’s just levels really, isn’t it?” And this is often the main reason for…

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Mitigation in writing

By James Pembroke / February 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

The purpose of this post is not to explain the mechanics and issues of the KS2 writing progress measure – I’ve already covered that in enough detail here – but I do want to offer a method to help schools counter the nonsense. Suffice to say, the measure is badly designed, imprecise, and has a habit of…

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