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Demystifying standardised scores

So you’ve bought the assessments and planned how to deliver them, but what are the results going to show you and what does it mean? Mark Loveday from Chadsgrove Teaching School Alliance offers some useful guidance.

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In a world of workload woes, how smart is your intervention data?

In the classroom, the main driver to gather pupil data must be to understand strengths and weaknesses of our pupils and adapt teaching and learning to match

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The middle child: Analysing data in an EAL context

The importance of maintaining a focus on literacy within the curriculum has never been far away from the government’s agenda and anyone working within education would agree that developing strong literacy skills are key to a student’s success, particularly as external examinations consist of written papers.

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How is research informing practice?

Leadership was seen to have made research and evidence an integral part of school improvements

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The relationship between word reading and word spelling in English

As encapsulated by the Simple View of Reading, skilled reading involves the ability to read words accurately and efficiently and the ability to understand language.

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Why do we all need to spell the same way?

While some may question such a strong focus on spelling in the National Curriculum, a child who is a good speller will be a more confident writer and will be able to express themselves better in all of their subjects.

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Access Arrangements for General Qualifications: Key Actions for the Autumn Term by Caroline Read

SENCos are advised to have a robust system in place for the screening and assessment of students who may need access arrangements

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The impact of social media on children’s mental health by Tom Guy

The mental health difficulties faced by far too many children are heartbreaking and unnecessary

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How standardised assessments support our approach to life after levels

How accurate assessment information is critical to ensuring children make progress and have the best chance of success

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When things just don’t add up: The importance of triangulating data

A valuable lesson about not accepting average performance and why you should triangulate data

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