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Interpreting data

A broader perspective on data

By Jonathan Allday, Independent Consultant

Schools are complicated, multi-faceted and evolving...

Establishing a Healthy Data Culture

By Sarah Turner, Education Manager, Cambridge Assessment

Anyone that has worked in a school will...

Five basics of baseline assessment

Assessment is the bridge between teaching and learning. When done well, assessment can drive...

How does assessment data impact student learning?

Data has always played a critical role in making good decisions in commerce and in the health...

10 top tips for using data in schools

There is so much data available in schools that it can be overwhelming; whole school, cohort,...

Data: a silver lining

It was inevitable: the school closures were going to present more than a few challenges for...

Standardised Tests 101 – how and why tests are standardised

Standardising a test score is fairly straightforward and I walked readers through the process ...

Translating Evidence into Practice

In education, translating evidence into practice is a process which involves everyone, from...

Standardised Scores 101 – Understanding how Standardised Scores are Calculated

By Richard Selfridge

If a student scores 65% on a test, what does this tell you? Is this mark...

The Level Illusion

By James Pembroke

Back when I worked in a local authority I was asked to build an Excel-based...