Have to share this – expert analysis from Michael Tidd.
Hopefully change will start to happen or at least moderators, LAs and schools across the country will endeavour to try and make some more sense of this chaos.
After the chaos of last year’s writing assessment arrangements, there have been many questions hanging over the results, one of which has been the difference between the results of schools which had their judgements moderated, and those which did not.
When the question was first raised, I was doubtful that it would show much difference. Indeed, back in July when questioned about it, I said as much:
At the time, I was of the view that LAs each trained teachers in their own authorities about how to apply the interim frameworks, and so most teachers within an LA would be working to the same expectations. As a result, while variations between LAs were to be expected (and clearly emerged), the variation within each authority should be less.
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