• PISA test results will measure exam reform success

    The government will use the UK’s position in the international PISA tests taken by 15-year-olds to judge the success of its extensive exam reforms, the Department for Education (DfE) has confirmed. The department’s support for PISA was unveiled in supplementary evidence sent to the education select committee after education secretary Nicky Morgan was pushed to

    6.00 Jan. 16th, 2015 | News

  • Schools that meet new measures will get a year’s grace from Ofsted

    Schools performing much better than expected – a grade or more above predictions – will be exempt from Ofsted inspections for a year, a Department for Education (DfE) official told an education conference last week. Amy Collins, head of the DfE’s inspection and accountability unit, presented an outline of the Progress 8 performance measure to

    6.00 Dec. 19th, 2014 | News