What do students think ‘high expectations’ are?

Until I Know Better

We have just undertaken a maths-specific survey of students and it’s given me much to mull over. Encouraged by Harry Fletcher-Wood, I’ll dip my toe in and use it as a springboard to write some posts.

Of course, I wish I’d written and distributed the survey long ago but, like most jobs this year, I was so absorbed in imagining the multiple ways a task could be done/analysed/improved, it is only upon doing it that I’ve realised it’s not too bad and can already imagine improvements for next time.

For now, as ~18% students are yet to complete it, I’ll focus on one response that was consistently surprising: how students responded to the statement “My teacher has high expectations of me.”

The question was answered as follows:


At first glance, this looks like a big ‘YIPPEE!’ but the comments and justifications were very revealing, not only because they don’t seem to think…

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