• Ofsted’s curriculum focus 'risks being a tick-box exercise'

    Ofsted’s focus on curriculum risks being a tick-box exercise that does nothing to assess whether children are actually learning, warned a prominent education academic. “Working out whether somebody has learned something or not is incredibly complex,” said Becky Allen, professor of education at University College London’s Institute of Education, at a panel event on assessment

    15.00 Nov. 29th, 2018 | News

  • Assessment without levels: how are schools approaching it?

    While some schools have simply replaced the old levels with unhelpful practices, a number of companies are developing solutions to fill the gap, says Joshua Perry When the DfE announced that levels would be scrapped in June 2013, many people cheered. Finally, schools could focus on formative assessment practices that actually improved outcomes! Professionals suddenly had freedom

    5.00 Feb. 8th, 2017 | Opinion