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Gifted Phoenix · 2W ago

Rounding-up: Killer stats and 10-point plan

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post compiles some of the most recent and telling statistics about the state of high attainment in England. It includes a brief summary of the policy ...
Gifted Phoenix · 2M ago

PISA 2015: England’s results investigated

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post investigates what PISA 2015 results reveal about: Progress towards the government’s 2020 national performance targets; and Trends in the comparat...
Gifted Phoenix · 2M ago

Troubling TIMSS trends

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post reassesses Progress against the government’s national performance targets and The comparative performance of England’s high attaining pupils foll...
Gifted Phoenix · 3M ago

The perennial problem of primary high attainers

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post features analysis of the 2016 primary transition matrices, but mostly raises awkward questions. . Context Publication of the 2016 primary perform...
Gifted Phoenix · 3M ago

Making sense of centres of excellence

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post probes the ‘centres of excellence’ proposal in the selection green paper. ‘Schools that work for everyone’ (September 2016) includes within its c...
Gifted Phoenix · 4M ago

Advancing by slow degrees

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post reports five-year trends in the admission of disadvantaged students to selective universities, as revealed by the government’s key stage 5 destin...
Gifted Phoenix · 4M ago

Do grammar schools close attainment gaps?

Originally posted on Eponymous : .  This experimental post revisits the question whether all grammar schools are effective in closing attainment gaps between disadvantaged students and their...
Gifted Phoenix · 5M ago

Be careful what you wish for

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This extended post is about the selection green paper and the prime ministerial speech preceding it. I come at this issue from a different position to most...
Gifted Phoenix · 7M ago

Rescue Plan (or how to get from where we are to where we ought to be)

Originally posted on Eponymous : .  This post: Reviews progress to date on white paper policies to improve the education of higher attaining learners Considers some wider implications of the...
Gifted Phoenix · 7M ago

What’s amiss with the ITT core content framework?

Originally posted on Eponymous : . This post discusses the gap between what the schools white paper said would be in the ITT core content framework and what was actually published. . Backgro...