Month: January 2014

Ofsted and my book

Andrew Old frequently tells me that the way to get lots of people visiting your blog is to mention Ofsted in the title, so here goes.  If you are an Ofsted-watcher, you might be interested in my book, particularly in the appendix. Although my book won’t be published until March 5th, you can still access… Read more »

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Why teaching to the test is so bad

This is part three of my summary of Daniel Koretz’s book Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us. Part one, How useful are tests?, is here and part two, Validity and reliability, is here. In my last post I spoke about how tests are only ever a proxy for what we want to measure.… Read more »

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