Proof of Progress (PoP) tests

This year, 81 schools are using the new Proof of Progress Tests (PoP tests) from FFT to assess writing and conceptual understanding in maths at the start and end of Year 7.   The tests are designed to be sensitive to learning, but resistant to practice effects. In other words, we would only expect pupils [...]

By | 2017-03-03T09:50:51+00:00 18th March 2016|Exams and assessment, News|

Revisiting how many language teachers we need to deliver the EBacc

Last year we said we thought we needed about 2,500 extra language teachers to deliver the manifesto commitment to teach the EBacc to all students at KS4. In 2015, 50% of students in state mainstream schools were entered for a GCSE language, so achieving universal provision is an enormous undertaking. Some of these students can [...]

By | 2017-05-22T16:55:30+00:00 11th March 2016|School accountability, Teacher careers|