England’s excellence gaps revisited

Originally posted on Eponymous :
. This is a revised and updated version of How should England close its excellence gaps? (January 2018) . . This is a significant turning point in the evolution of national education policy. Former Secretary of State Greening published her social mobility plan Unlocking Talent: Fulfilling Potential (December 2017), immediately following…

How should England close its excellence gaps?

Originally posted on Eponymous :
. First edition: January 2018  . This is an important turning point in the evolution of national education policy. Departing Secretary of State Greening has only just published her social mobility plan Unlocking Talent: Fulfilling Potential (December 2017) It was preceded by the wholesale resignation of the Social Mobility Commission’s Board, protesting…

The problem of reverse excellence gaps

.  This post compares the performance of primary schools that record significant proportions of disadvantaged high attainers. It explores the nature of excellence gaps, which I have previously defined as: ‘The difference between the percentage of disadvantaged learners who reach a specified age- or stage-related threshold of high achievement – or who secure the requisite…Read more The problem of reverse excellence gaps

Excellence Gaps Quality Standard: Version 1

  This post is the first stage of a potential development project. It is my initial ‘aunt sally’ for a new best fit quality standard, intended to support schools and colleges to close performance gaps between high-achieving disadvantaged learners and their more advantaged peers. It aims to integrate two separate educational objectives: Improving the achievement…Read more Excellence Gaps Quality Standard: Version 1

Closing England’s Excellence Gaps: Part 2

Catching up on an excellent blog by @GiftedPhoenix on closing the excellence gap for disadvantaged high attainers: http://t.co/FQXtDMyfCg — Julie McCulloch (@juliecmcculloch) September 17, 2014 @GiftedPhoenix very useful summary – the importance of both high achievement and subject choice at GCSE needs more investigation. — Anna Vignoles (@AnnaVignoles) September 14, 2014 This is the second…Read more Closing England’s Excellence Gaps: Part 2

Closing England’s Excellence Gaps: Part One

@GiftedPhoenix very useful summary – the importance of both high achievement and subject choice at GCSE needs more investigation. — Anna Vignoles (@AnnaVignoles) September 14, 2014 Catching up on an excellent blog by @GiftedPhoenix on closing the excellence gap for disadvantaged high attainers: http://t.co/FQXtDMyfCg — Julie McCulloch (@juliecmcculloch) September 17, 2014 This post examines what…Read more Closing England’s Excellence Gaps: Part One

Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 2

  This is Part 2 of a Post for the Blog Tour associated with New Zealand’s Gifted Awareness Week 2012. If you missed Part 1 you can find it here.  Deciles I have set aside until now any discussion of the nature and application of deciles so as not to confuse the treatment of the…Read more Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 2

Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 1

This post is my contribution to the Blog Tour for New Zealand’s Gifted Awareness Week 2012. It asks: Whether New Zealand is too ready to adopt proxies for educational disadvantage and If that hinders its capacity to narrow the attainment gap between advantaged and disadvantaged learners, especially the ‘excellence gap’ between gifted learners from advantaged…Read more Where is New Zealand’s Excellence Gap? – Part 1