Advice October 2017
ASCL member David Blow has produced a detailed analysis tool for Progress 8 together with helpful notes that include prompts and questions on its use.
Advice September 2017
ASCL has been working with SISRA Ltd to provide early estimates for 2017 Attainment 8 averages. Schools using SISRA have been invited to opt in to an anonymised data sharing exercise.
Advice July 2017
The RAISEonline service will close on Monday 31 July. It is important that you save any data you need from RAISEonline such as school summary reports before this date.
Advice June 2017
Ofqual is inviting teachers from across the country to workshops to offer their perspectives on the assessment of this summer’s reformed GCSEs, AS and A levels.
Advice June 2017
The move to linear qualifications and recent tragic events have led the awarding organisations to review how enhanced grades are awarded for GCE and GCSE qualifications.
Advice April 2017
The DfE has published shadow Attainment 8 data using 2017 points. The information shows how national 2015 to 2016 Attainment 8 scores look when re-calculated using a 2017 point score methodology.
Advice January 2017
A powerful subject value-added (VA) grid combines DfE transition matrices (TMs) published in December for subjects with the existing pupil-level data already produced for each school by DfE for the exam result data-checking exercise each October.
Advice September 2016
The DfE has made 2016 data available. Schools’ provisional Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores are included. These provisional figures will be published nationally in October.
Advice July 2016
Ofqual has published a key guide for schools and colleges on what they can expect from exam boards and what exam boards expect from them.
Advice June 2016
Advice April 2016
Ofqual is consulting on its approach for setting grade standards in all subjects from 2018, and on a modification to its previous decisions for English language, English literature and mathematics about how grades 8 and 9 are set.
Advice February 2016
The Rochford Review was asked to advise the DfE on statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests, including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Leader article January 2016
The English and Welsh education systems may be diverging but both must be shaped by the values of their educators if improvement is to be sustained, say ASCL’s Leora Cruddas and Tim Pratt.
Advice January 2016
Three small but important changes have been made to the RAISEonline interactive reporting of Progress 8 and Attainment 8.
Advice November 2015
The EBacc consultation of 3 November 2015 sets out the government’s ambition that 90 per cent of students study EBacc subjects.
Advice April 2015
Progress 8 and Attainment 8 will be introduced as new headline measures in 2016, or 2015 for those schools which choose to opt in early.
Leader article September 2014
Duncan Baldwin explores the moral issues raised by the new performance measure, Progress 8.
Advice January 2014
The DfE has announced changes to the new Progress 8 measure, particularly relating to the role of English literature and to estimating school performance.