Over the past forever a central concern has driven examination reform:
Employers don't think exams are doing a very good job of differentiating students and/or they are not providing the right skills.
But behind this claim usually lies a lot of ignorance. Employers … Read More
Some opponents to vocational education suggest that tracking students into vocational pathways early in school life increases educational inequality. Are they correct? Yes. At least according to a new study by Bol & Van de Werfhorst.
What did they do to … Read More
Part of the furor over the English GCSE Fiasco last summer was the use of something called 'Comparable Outcomes' - a method through which Ofqual limits grade awarding by requiring that the number of grades given are comparable to the … Read More
I recently put in a Freedom of Information Request for the distribution of marks in the 2012 GCSE English Controlled Assessments. I did this because I read the @deevybee blog on the Phonics Test data with some interest and wondered … Read More
On 11th September 2012, during the Education Select Committee meeting convened to take evidence from key players in the GCSE English 'Fiasco', three members of Ofqual were present and accounted for their role in the situation.
During discussion Glenys Stacey, Ofqual's … Read More