We must rethink league tables in light of the Covid crisis
By Blog Editor, IOE Digital, on 10 July 2020
Unions and head teachers have said it would be unfair to compare schools’ performance next year, given the uneven impact of lockdown. They are right. There is clear evidence that there have been considerable disparities in education under Covid and that disadvantaged pupils have been systematically disadvantaged. However, whilst next year’s results will be more volatile and uncertain than ever, year-to-year variation unfairly distorts school performance measures every year, not just when covid strikes.
Fortunately, there is a simple way of reducing the distorting effects of…
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