Comparing predicted grades with results is a better way of judging schools – Fallaize
Wednesday 28th August 2013, 10:59AM BST.
EDUCATION is being pressured into publishing predicted grades in a bid to provide a clearer picture of exam achievements.
Matt Fallaize is writing to the department to ask it to publish how the students did compared to Yellis scores – which are used to measure and predict performance.
He also wanted this data to be collected, collated and monitored by Education in future, if it was not already.
Deputy Fallaize said he did not believe it was fair to just use the five A* to C, including English and maths benchmark, seen as the ‘gold standard’ in education.
‘It does not allow for the difference in academic ability of children year-to-year,’ he said. ‘We know that not every year happens to have a cohort of exactly the same characteristics.’