SATs

'Several papers' at Harris Primary Academy Kent House wiped The Standards and Testing agency (STA) has annulled 'several papers' taken by Year 6... Read more
This is the title of a Guardian article which appeared on 11 September 2018. The following (in italics) are excerpts. Major study of 1.8 million... Read more
Investigation cast doubt on ‘accuracy or correctness’ An investigation by the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) found ‘doubt over the accuracy or... Read more
Alleged ‘grade inflation’ hasn't ended Remember when Michael Gove used to bang on about grade inflation? His reformed GCSEs, rushed, untrialled, and... Read more
STA investigated St Matthew’s CofE, Hillingdon, for ‘maladministration' The Standards and Testing Agency has annulled maths SAT results for St... Read more
Test results for English reading and Maths quashed Teachers at Harris Academy Philip Lane ‘ over-aided ’ Year 6 pupils taking SATs in the summer, the... Read more
Consider these quotes from this recent Guardian article . The system is now pushing schools and their heads to prioritise “the interests of the... Read more
This year marks a signifi cant anniversary in the history of education policy in this country. Thirty years ago this summer the Great Education... Read more
The ‘north/south attainment gap’ claimed to exist by The Sutton Trust, The Social Mobility Foundation, the DfE, the National Schools Commissioner and... Read more
Hold on to your hats! It’s that thorny subject, rearing its ‘timely’ head again. Roger Titcombe and I are busy trying to convince others that... Read more
I have received this response from The Sutton Trust to my article questioning the ‘attainment gap’ . Research by John Goldthorpe has shown that... Read more
Former Education Secretary Justine Greening has been speaking at the Sutton Trust . Former Education Secretary Justine Greening’s powerful words [... Read more
That humans are differently endowed across every measurable parameter is an established fact. It is also a fact that the education world seems to... Read more
Exam pressure causes stress – it’s well-known. And a little stress can improve performance – a ‘chilled’ attitude can cause underachievement and... Read more
Using calculators can improve pupils’ calculating and problem-solving skills, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has found. To achieve maximum... Read more
This is the title of a publication by ‘More than a score’. More than a score is a broad coalition established by the largest teachers’ union the NUT... Read more
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been the... Read more
We’ve been here before. Time and again this site has said there isn’t enough data to come to a firm conclusion about the performance of free schools... Read more