Did CVA really lead to lower expectations?
Including details of a new report available in FFT Aspire
For some pupils, a third of the GCSE-age gap already exists at age five
There are quite substantial differences when value added is looked at by region
Once KS1 Levels are no longer the starting point for value added calculations, a number of challenges exist
What can short standardised tests tell us about the attainment and progress of individual pupils and of schools?
Exploring some of the problems with using commercial tests to measure pupil progress
Announcing a new report for secondary schools that gives a different way of looking at value added.
Is it real underperformance, or something else? The Datalab team take a look at the issue.
How well do schools’ value added (VA) scores at Key Stage 1 correlate with their value added scores at Key Stage 2? Do schools with high scores on one tend to achieve a high score on the other? Or do schools with low VA scores at KS1 tend to achieve high VA scores at KS2? [...]