Primary phase value added measures in performance tablesDate: 28.08.2018
FFT identify three main issues with the Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 value added measures published in primary school performance tables.
- They are biased against junior and middle schools.
- They take no account of context.
- There is no overall measure of value added, which might help alleviate some of the noise that exists in the separate reading, writing and mathematics measures.
- They can be subject to a high level of volatility due to small cohort sizes.
FFT Blog post here