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The mother of all league tables

League tables are popular.  Their simplified rankings make for easy if not always robust comparisons.  Parents eagerly await the A level and GCSE league tables each autumn to see how schools are doing.  Politicians have a longer wait but once … Continue reading

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Teachers matter

2012 will see 325,000 15 year old pupils in 65 countries and regions sit PISA tests in Reading, Maths and Science. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) compares levels of educational attainment every three years.  The 2009 tests saw … Continue reading

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