Dr Matthew Carroll

The power of longitudinal data in schools

This summer – this whole year – has been unprecedented in many ways. For those working in education and assessment, the challenges have been considerable. Students and teachers had to adapt to remote learning, and then had to return to very different school environments. Many hours of learning were lost or disrupted. Major examinations were cancelled. But the impacts of these events aren’t over yet. Students, parents, schools, universities, employers, and exam boards will have challenges to overcome for months and perhaps years to come.