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No Pupil Should Lose Out

Ofqual’s decision, to adopt a modified form of its proposal for grading GCSE and A-levels this Summer, has been met with consternation and in some cases despair.  Their decision to put increased weighting on historical data is not the best (or least worst) option available.  It’s more about statistical modelling than a humane approach to a complex and difficult situation.

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Don’t Throw the Baby Data Out with the Bath Water

Ofsted’s recent Road to Damascus moment that school’s internal data might not be the most reliable has a lovely irony associated with it; more so given their slightly odd proposals for work scrutiny.  Coming to a blog near you, very soon will be a school leader extolling the virtues of their data-free school. Continue reading

Assessment: It’s a Curriculum Not a Data Issue

It has taken time but I sense some of the fog is clearing in the post-levels World.  The title is a simple statement I make when speaking at various conferences about assessment; you could almost see the penny drop with attendees.  Far too many schools replaced levels with something that looked like levels and was equally as flawed and meaningless.  Continue reading

Educating with Purpose – The Heart of What Matters

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