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Collaborative overreach: why collaboration probably isn't key to the next phase of school reform

Collaboration between schools has come to be regarded as an important way in which they may find the means to improve their educational performance. Yet little is known definitively about what impact this has for improving pupil attainment.

Tests worth teaching to: incentivising quality in qualifications and accountability

Diversity in qualifications and examinations is a unique feature of the English, Welsh, and Northern Irish education landscapes. Contrary to the prevailing view, the authors of this volume take as their starting point that this diversity is a good thing and should be preserved.

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?