Today’s poll: If (as research today suggests) teacher assessment shows bias, should schools be adopting a baseline test dependent on it?

Research reported today suggests primary schools teachers show unconscious bias meaning they under-rate the abilities of disadvantaged children and are also more likely to judge boys as good at maths and girls as good at reading.

However, the majority of primary schools have adopted an observation-based approach from the Early Excellence consultancy for the new baseline assessments.

Is this ok or a potential issue?

 

If (as research today suggests) teacher assessment shows bias, should schools be adopting a baseline test dependent on it?

 

 

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Comments

  1. thepetitioner

    SchoolsImprove thats why moderation is vital. Yet DfE blocked LAs from having any role as in EYFSP, so judgements will be unreliable.

  2. ded6ajd

    SchoolsImprove If external assessment of 4 year olds is very unreliable, should schools adopt such a baseline assessment?

  3. AThraves

    SchoolsImprove Therefore even more important will be quality assurance of the administration of the baseline in schools in September 15

  4. thepetitioner

    ded6ajd SchoolsImprove No. You can’t you hold schools to account on unreliable data.. oh wait…

  5. AThraves

    thepetitioner SchoolsImprove … the organisation that successfully bids for the DfE contract; likely to be selected by end-June

  6. AThraves

    thepetitioner SchoolsImprove … the organisation that successfully bids for the DfE contract; likely to be selected by end-June

  7. thepetitioner

    AThraves SchoolsImprove ah, so which organisations would have the volume of EY expertise needed if not LAs?

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