Desirable but impossible

Teaching it Real

I am increasingly convinced that one the biggest problems we face in schools is a belief that because something is desirable it must be possible. I think we see this particularly when it comes to assessment, tracking and reporting.

What do we want!

I can completely understand that everyone would like to know what grade a pupil is going to get at the end of a course. It would mean that they and their parents could make plans for the future and schools could get their excuses ready. It would be even better to know what they are going to get ifnothingelsechanged as they or we could then try and change things. They could work harder in particular subjects, hire tutors or receive targeted intervention. It would be desirable, but is it possible?

Short answer, no…

Let’s us imaging that a pupil in Year 7 gets 68% on their geography…

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