Progress8

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published what is probably the most comprehensive study yet on ‘The Attainment Gap’ , which has been...

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The proportion of pupils entering at least five EBacc subjects has gone down since 2016, from 39.7% in 2016 to 38.2% in 2017, Department for...

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Selective schools, Theresa May believes, are the best way to lift disadvantaged high-achieving pupils out of poverty. Those who oppose selection...

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Perhaps it was suffering a New Year’s Eve hangover. Perhaps it was January blues.

Whatever the excuse, the statement by the Department for...

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Two schools maintained by local authorities were ranked in the top ten English schools based on their Progress 8 (P8) scores, the New Schools...

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20% of free schools which entered pupils for GCSE in 2017 were below the Department for Education (DfE) floor standard of -0.5 for Progress 8 (P8...

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‘ If you feel sick we will give you a bucket. If you vomit - no problem! You’ve got your bucket. ’

This is the instruction to pupils...

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A comprehensive school accepts pupils irrespective of prior attainment.

A grammar school accepts only pupils who pass a selection test....

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This Guardian article reports research arguing for the existence of a class-based conspiracy to prevent the children of poor families getting...

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Five years ago, after the first DfE release of school-by-school data, we wrote about the fact that the data showed that academies did no better...

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My article, ‘ Why maketisation invalidates Progress 8 ‘, addresses the concern that the production of high stakes performance measures for schools...

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My book, ‘Learning Matters’, was published before ‘Attainment 8’ and ‘Progress 8’ were finalised and published. This article is therefore...

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan firmly believes ‘rigorous tests’ at Key Stage 2 will reduce the proportion of English pupils who are low...

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Bradley Simmons, Ofsted regional director for the South East, recently wrote to Reading Borough Council raising concerns about the drop in GCSE...

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Graphs, tables, percentages, rankings – CentreForum’s Annual Report is full of them. But how sound is the data especially as much of it compares...

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‘Pupils let down by their parents: White British children are overtaken by 10 other ethnic groups by the age of 16 as alarming report shows their...

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