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When qualifications fail: Reforming 14-19 assessment

This paper argues for a radical re-think of the way we approach 14-19 curriculum and assessment. The comparability framework has obscured and undermined the essential purposes of assessment, and constrained exam boards’ ability to develop meaningful assessments for young people that meet both their own and the nuanced requirements of further/higher education and employers.

Dis-location: school choice, residential segregation and educational inequality

Dis-location: school choice, residential segregation and educational inequality

Dis-location considers the theory and empirical research behind the impact of school choice on residential segregation and educational inequality. One of the most vocal arguments against school choice is that the assertion that it increases segregation by lifting some and 'drowning' others. Is this assertion correct?

Chiles skolpengssystem och lärdomar för Sverige

Lessons from Chile to Sweden

I den svenska skoldebatten har Chile kommit att bli något av ett slagträ bland skolvalets och vinstintressets motståndare.

Incentivising excellence: school choice and education quality

Incentivising excellence considers the conditions that need to prevail for school choice to fulfil its promise in relation to improving educational outcomes. It contends that without attention to system design and supporting reforms geared to fundamentally altering the incentive structure in education, there is little reason to suggest that choice will generate significant gains.