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Welsh students to know less than their English peers

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
Embed from Getty Images In 2017, I wrote a post about Scotland’s disastrous ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. Soon afterwards I was contacted by a number of Welsh teachers who asked me whether I was aware…

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Three animated films about learning – David Didau: The Learning Spy

Back in December I gave a lecture to the staff of BBC Bitesize about how learning works and how they might go about making more effective learning materials. This talk has been turned into a series… Continued here http://bit.ly/2G5yfBn

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How do we know pupils are making progress? Part 4: Instruction – David Didau: The Learning Spy

This is the final post in a series looking at how we can be sure that students are making progress through the curriculum. The whole purpose of knowing whether students are making progress is to be… Continued here http://bit.ly/2FY2V7u

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How to avoid pointless debates on Twitter

Originally posted on Filling the pail:
I have been on Twitter since 2012. In the early years, I felt it was my duty to try to engage with anyone who wanted a discussion. I thought that this would help me…

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Schools Like Yours: extra KS2 and KS4 data added, plus a new version for special schools – Education Datalab blog

Announcing an update to Schools Like Yours with new data for mainstream schools and the launch of a version for special schools Continued here: https://ift.tt/2HWjMuS

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How reliable are Key Stage 2 tests? – Education Datalab blog

Looking at the reliability of the KS2 tests and the difficulty of individual questions. Continued here: https://ift.tt/2I8MyaN

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Test anxiety and performance in high-stakes testing (Best Evidence in Brief)

Originally posted on From experience to meaning…:
There is a new Best Evidence in Brief with among others, this study A study published in Contemporary Educational Psychology suggests that the relationship between test anxiety and performance in high-stakes tests is positive, but…

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