Multiple Gains

An independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ peer reviews of schools

  • Peter Matthews
  • Marcia Headon
Challenge Partners is a cooperative organization of schools owned and led by the 300+ schools that work together to drive school improvement. Schools are challenged through annual, independently led peer evaluations that affirm what is working well and identify priorities for improvement. They are supported through sharing knowledge and disseminating best practice. Emphasizing trust and collaboration, Challenge Partners aims to reinforce school self-improvement. The peer reviews are crucial in creating an upward spiral of multiple gains from which all the participants – reviewed and reviewers alike – can benefit. Now two of the UK’s top education consultants present the results of the first full-scale independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ quality assurance reviews, making fascinating reading for all with an interest in this aspect of a self-improving school system.
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An independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ peer reviews of schools

  • Peter Matthews
  • Marcia Headon
Challenge Partners is a cooperative organization of schools owned and led by the 300+ schools that work together to drive school improvement. Schools are challenged through annual, independently led peer evaluations that affirm what is working well and identify priorities for improvement. They are supported through sharing knowledge and disseminating best practice. Emphasizing trust and collaboration, Challenge Partners aims to reinforce school self-improvement. The peer reviews are crucial in creating an upward spiral of multiple gains from which all the participants – reviewed and reviewers alike – can benefit. Now two of the UK’s top education consultants present the results of the first full-scale independent evaluation of Challenge Partners’ quality assurance reviews, making fascinating reading for all with an interest in this aspect of a self-improving school system.

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Who Needs Examinations?

A story of climbing ladders and dodging snakes

  • John White
School examinations do little to test deep understanding, blight the secondary curriculum, cause students great anxiety, pervert the job of teaching, and favour families who can manipulate admission arrangements. Why do we cling to an institution which may have been all the rage in the 1860s but has been under fire in every generation since?
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A story of climbing ladders and dodging snakes

  • John White
School examinations do little to test deep understanding, blight the secondary curriculum, cause students great anxiety, pervert the job of teaching, and favour families who can manipulate admission arrangements. Why do we cling to an institution which may have been all the rage in the 1860s but has been under fire in every generation since?

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Assessment for learning

Why, what and how?

  • Dylan Wiliam
Wiliam argues that if we are to be successful in raising student achievement, as well as clear about what we want teachers to do differently, we have to understand why changing teachers’ practice is so difficult, and this will require radical changes in the way we treat teachers’ professional development.
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Why, what and how?

  • Dylan Wiliam
Wiliam argues that if we are to be successful in raising student achievement, as well as clear about what we want teachers to do differently, we have to understand why changing teachers’ practice is so difficult, and this will require radical changes in the way we treat teachers’ professional development.

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Report on Age 6 Assessments

Technical Paper 9

  • Pam Sammons
  • Kathy Sylva
  • Edward Melhuish
  • Iram Siraj-Blatchford
  • Brenda Taggart
  • Karen Elliot
  • Alan Marsh
Technical paper 9 in the EPPE series investigates children’s attainment, progress and social/behavioural development from entry to reception classes (age rising 5 years) until the end of Year 1 in primary school, when children were age 6 years plus.
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Technical Paper 9

  • Pam Sammons
  • Kathy Sylva
  • Edward Melhuish
  • Iram Siraj-Blatchford
  • Brenda Taggart
  • Karen Elliot
  • Alan Marsh
Technical paper 9 in the EPPE series investigates children’s attainment, progress and social/behavioural development from entry to reception classes (age rising 5 years) until the end of Year 1 in primary school, when children were age 6 years plus.

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The Assessment of Reading

A theoretically motivated review of currently available tests

  • Morag Stuart
  • Rhona Stainthorp
An essential guide to choosing reading assessment tests. It surveys seventeen published tests and explain the theoretical basis for choosing the most appropriate test.
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A theoretically motivated review of currently available tests

  • Morag Stuart
  • Rhona Stainthorp
An essential guide to choosing reading assessment tests. It surveys seventeen published tests and explain the theoretical basis for choosing the most appropriate test.

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Heaps, prototypes and ethics

The consequences of using judgements of student performance to set examination standards in a time of change

  • Mike Cresswell
Cresswell discusses the processes by which expert judgements of students’ performances are made and their nature, arguing that they give rise to examination grades which are best understood as rough sets defined by dynamic performance prototypes.
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The consequences of using judgements of student performance to set examination standards in a time of change

  • Mike Cresswell
Cresswell discusses the processes by which expert judgements of students’ performances are made and their nature, arguing that they give rise to examination grades which are best understood as rough sets defined by dynamic performance prototypes.

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Producing Your Portfolio

A Guide to Performance Based Evidence Collection for Students on City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 Teachers and Trainers Development

  • Richard Stakes
  • Wendy Nicklin
The range of performance accreditable in further education allows students to create bespoke packages of evidence of their achievements. But how are they to present the evidence to employers? This book tells them how to assemble their work using practical advice and real life examples.
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A Guide to Performance Based Evidence Collection for Students on City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 Teachers and Trainers Development

  • Richard Stakes
  • Wendy Nicklin
The range of performance accreditable in further education allows students to create bespoke packages of evidence of their achievements. But how are they to present the evidence to employers? This book tells them how to assemble their work using practical advice and real life examples.

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Assessment in the Multi-ethnic Primary Classroom

  • Pat Keel
Does compulsory assessment of children’s learning diminish the attainment of ethnic minority children in school? This book brings together current thinking on assessment and related issues in the education of ethnic minority pupils in British schools.
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  • Pat Keel
Does compulsory assessment of children’s learning diminish the attainment of ethnic minority children in school? This book brings together current thinking on assessment and related issues in the education of ethnic minority pupils in British schools.

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