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Higher Education Policy Institute report on access: the debate rages on

Lindsey Macmillan, Matt Dickson, Simon Burgess. We appreciate the response by Iain Mansfield on WonkHE to the widespread criticism of his paper on selective schooling. However, the points we made about the dataset used and the methods employed remain. A major critique

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Grammar schools: the rise and fall of ‘evidence-informed policy’?

Geoff Whitty and Emma Wisby.  In her first major foray into domestic policy as Prime Minister, Theresa May has offered us more grammar schools. Not a return to the selective system of education that existed in England prior to the

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Posted in Education policy, Evidence-based policy

Ofsted, school accountability and the most able students

Chris Husbands OFSTED’s report on the progress made by the most able children in non-selective secondary schools has hit the headlines, finding that more than a quarter (27%) of previously high-attaining pupils had failed to achieve at least a B

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Posted in Chris Husbands, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment
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