Janet Downs: Want to get your teeth into more than mince pies this Christmas? DfE number crunchers want comments about measuring attainment gap. But can it be totally wiped out?
The gap between the achievement of disadvantaged and advantaged pupils is now a key measure of school performance. Schools are supposed to close the gap. I’ve argued before that there are circumstances which can prevent pupils learning. These can affect advantaged and disadvantaged pupils. And they can be worsened by poverty. It’s unrealistic to expect ... read more and comment →
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