Latest Blog Posts:
Has Primary Teaching in England become a short term career?
Hit the Road, Jack
Policy-informed Evidence and Evidence-informed Policy
Why parents' 'Selection by Wealth' is better than schools' 'Selection by Ability'
Stop repeating nonsense about 'Selection by Wealth'
MATs! Ah Ah! Saviour of the Northern Wastes! Or Not.
Once again with feeling: Assessment and testing aren't synonymous
Ofsted Data Dashboard - a 2016 update
There is no pattern in student data
An Analysis of a Sample of KS1 Scaled Scores 2016
10 Things You Should Know About Primary Maths
A Parent's Guide to Key Stage 1 Scaled Scores
Unusual classes and the Law of Truly Large Numbers
What to do next with your data
Roll up for the Pupil Premium Awards 2016 raffle
A Bold Proposal
Some facts about primary schools, and primary assessments
Responding to the KS2 assessment crisis
It's An Education
Telling Positive Stories About Reading and London
Jack Marwood's #nurture1516 post
The Sound and Fury of Ofsted
Want a pay rise? Teach able children, apparently
Assessing young children – however you do it – is always biased
'Teacher Effectiveness' or 'Class Effects'? It rather depends on your assumptions
There's no such thing as expected progress for an individual
Problematic Performance Related Pay
Meeting Ofsted to discuss information
My ResearchEd 15 presentation
A busy summer for Icing on the Cake
"When is a trend not a trend?" Reblogged
A Significant Development
Get Your Voice Heard
Ofsted Schools Data Dashboard - a 2015 update
My Festival of Education Presentation
Reception Baseline Assessment isn't what it might seem
Is Ofsted Playing Charades?
What If Everything You Knew About Education Data Was Wrong?
A Slight Change of Direction
The Progress Myth by James Pembroke
Seven Fallacies about Teaching: Chapter 3 - the 'Miracle Cure' fallacy
Teachers Are Awesome
Seven Fallacies about Teaching: Chapter 2 - The 'Great Teachers' Fallacy
Seven Fallacies about Teaching: Chapter 1 - Teacher Input = Pupil Output
First Steps to Reform RAISEonline
A Primary Assessment Progress Report by Gifted Phoenix
Another Fine Mess - Fine Grades are wrong and misleading
December 31st: Jack Marwood's #nurture1415 Post
December 8th: Stop repeating nonsense about Teaching Assistants
November 24th: Stop repeating nonsense about 'School Effectiveness'
November 10th: Stop repeating nonsense about 'bad' Teachers. Just. Stop it.
October 29th: It's time for Ofsted to inspect without test score data
October 24th: Meeting Ofsted to discuss Data
October 13th: Hammering nails in RAISEonline's coffin
On Test Scores and 'data':
September 29th: Ofsted's use of test scores to judge schools is ridiculous
March 17 2014 RAISEonline is contemptible RUBBISH
March 3 2014 Slaying the Performance Tables Monster
On Using Data Properly:
August 31st: Using Data Properly - a Back to School update
May 26th: Using Data Properly: Ditch the Cargo Cult Data for Actual Data
May 19th: Using Data Properly: Which side of March 2nd?
August 25th: The Signal and the Noise in English Education
August 4th: The Halo Effect in English Education
On Ofsted Orthodoxies:
September 15th: New Ofsted Orthodoxies - Poleaxed by Pupil Premium Part 4
July 21st: New Ofsted Orthodoxies - Poleaxed by Pupil Premium Part
July 7th: New Ofsted Orthodoxies - Poleaxed by Pupil Premium Part 2
June 23rd: New Ofsted Orthodoxies – Poleaxed by Pupil Premium Part 1
June 9th: New OFSTED orthodoxies: Triple Marking
On the Fischer Family Trust:
May 5 2014: FFT: Tea Leaves in Education
April 28 2014: FFT Governor Dashboard: Money for Old Rope
April 21 2014: Prising the mask off the Fischer Family Trust
On Wider Issues in Education:
May 12th 2014 NTENRED: Thinking Hard About CPD
April 14 2014: Attacking 'Soft Bigotry' in Education
April 7 2014: A proposal for an Education Policy Committee
March 21 2014 Jack Marwood will save the world!
March 10 2014 Sarah Vine: Myths and Fables
February 17 2014 Character Study
February 10 2014 A first blog – It's not school, its all about your mother
On Ofsted Data Dashboards:
April 9 2014: Ofsted Schools Data Dashboard 2013 - More ridiculous than ever
March 8 2014 Ofsted Schools Data Dashboard 2013 - Still Ridiculous
February 24 2014 The ridiculousness of the Ofsted Schools Data Dashboard
On Ofsted reports:
March 31 2014: Ofsted: RUBBISH in, Rubbish out
March 24 2014 Ofsted: Scandalously Bad Judgement
Guest Post March 2nd A parent writes
My piece for the NUT Expert View website:
The High Cost Of ‘Effective Feedback’ – The Triple Marking Fiasco
Journalism - my published writing
In the Guardian: How to thank teachers in tough schools? Government answer: punish them
In the Guardian: Great teachers = great results? Wrong
In the Times Educational Supplement: Data is king and our youngest pupils have become its subjects.
In Schools Week:
Book Review: Education is upside-down by Eric Kalenze
Review Research: School Improvement in London: A global perspective
Rewarding luck is not a formula to beat disadvantage
In Academies Week: The Rise of Data in Education Systems
MiniBlog - additional thoughts on Education
Schools' reputations, results and intakes evolve together
Playing GERM Bingo with Alan Milburn
Questions on John Dunford's Ten Point for spending the Pupil Premium
Playing Politics with Pupil Premium
If Ofsted are data driven, why are 80% of schools graded good or better?
Grades are Guesswork
Why did the DfE scrap levels?
Fundamentally Flawed Assumptions – ‘OFSTED Quality of Teaching grades are a reflection of the teaching in a given school’
Why it is important to present percentages properly
Fundamentally Flawed Assumptions – ‘Schools and teachers are solely responsible for pupils' relative achievement’
OFSTED: We didn’t grade the lessons we graded
A Review of Icing on the Cake to Date
Problems with using the Effect Size in Educational Research
Subverting Data Driven Education – How to take time off school in term time
Who are the 'best' teachers in a school?
Schools and the Index of Deprivation
OFSTED use OSDD to judge schools
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