Michael Tidd is one of the best people currently turning data into information. Where some people simply fret, Michael gets things done. His work on this year’s Year 2 and Year 6 tests is a perfect example – Michael has crowdsourced data from 4000 students, giving teachers some indication of the scores children have been recording for the sample tests the DfE released last year. If you teach primary, make sure you read Michael’s blog posts which he has summarised here: https://michaelt1979.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/y2-and-y6-tests-data-collections/
As well as providing teachers with much needed information like this, Michael keeps in close contact with the DfE, and at Optimus Eduction’s Primary Assessment and data Use Conference on May 25th (at which I'm also presenting), he’ll be sharing answers to questions delegates have sent him to ask the Department of Education’s Head of Assessment Policy, Catherine Wreyford.
My session, which I’ve called ‘What to do next with your data’, will see me sharing at ways in which the data which schools collect can be used to improve classroom teaching and to have an impact where it is most needed.
More details about the event can be found at www.oeconferences.com/Primaryassessment and you can get a discount of 20% off the standard rate if you quote the code JM20 when you book.