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Making the cut

By James Pembroke / July 20, 2017 / 3 Comments

Assessment. It should be simple really: just checking what pupils do and don’t know. But assessment appears to have turned into some kind of war, with the legions of accountability amassed on one side, and the special forces of teaching and learning besieged upon a slippery slope with nowhere to go. We become so focussed…

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Predicting progress using the VA calculator: some things to bear in mind

By James Pembroke / July 6, 2017 / 3 Comments

It was great to read in Ofsted’s March update that “Ofsted does not expect any prediction by schools of a progress score, as they are aware that this information will not be possible to produce due to the way progress measures at both KS2 and KS4 are calculated.” Sean Harford went even further in his…

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