Monthly Archives: July 2013

People having a pop at PISA should give it a break…

John Jerrim For those who don’t know, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a major cross-national study of 15 year olds’ academic abilities. It covers three domains (reading, maths and science), and since 2000 has been conducted tri-annually

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Posted in International comparisons

Encouraging a deeper understanding of the Great War

Stuart Foster Recently, the Government unveiled its plans to mark the centenary of the First World War. £50 million has been earmarked for a five-year commemoration. The first group of events on 4 August 2014 include a service for Commonwealth leaders

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Posted in Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

How the government is connecting the dots between the pupil premium and KS2 results

Chris Husbands What is primary education for? Now the Government has spoken. In its long-awaited consultation on key stage 2 accountability primary education has essentially been given a tight remit:  its purpose is to make pupils “secondary ready”. Nick Clegg

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