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Validity and baseline assessment

By Marian Sainsbury, assessment expert, former Primary teacher, and NFER research associate

Much of the recent controversy about baseline assessment has centred on arguments about its validity. 818 more words

Education

School Choice, a social mobility issue?

By Karen Wespieser

Yesterday,  I wrote about how, according to new NFER research, a majority of parents feel that they have a genuine choice in choosing a school. 314 more words

Election 2015

I have a choice

By Karen Wespieser

Today, parents up and down the country will be anxiously waiting to hear if their son or daughter has been accepted to join their chosen primary school. 676 more words

Evidence

How much homework is too much?

Interesting piece in my email this week:

A recent study of 7,451 teenagers in Spain examined the correlation between time spent on homework and academic achievement in maths and science. 164 more words

Education Research

Ethical issues in teacher-led research

At the last research leads event at Cambridge, I raised the issue of ethical considerations where teachers engage in research. Here are some thoughts: 1,957 more words

The Education Policy Kingdom: Will the ResearchED Movement Make a Difference?

A British grassroots, teacher-led movement, known as researchED, is emerging as a new player in the rather closely-knit, education school-centred, internally-referenced world of education policy research.  692 more words

Comparative School Reform - North America