S3 Episode 1 - Development Matters
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s regular look at education data. The data Busters are back with the second part of a series of podcasts looking at what has been happening in the Early Years Foundation Stage and what databusters need to know about Development Matters. Development Matters - Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage The Thorny Issue of Tracking in the Early Years by James Pembroke Coronavirus (COVID-19): school and college accountability 2021/22: "Primary school tests and assessments () results will not be published in key stage 2 (KS2) performance tables in academic year 2021/22."
September 28, 2021
S2 Episode 4 - Baseline Matters
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke's regular look at education data. The databusters are back with the first part of a series of podcasts looking at what has been happening in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and what databusters need to know about the Reception baseline. FFT Datalab on Junior and Infant schools, 2015 Richard: A Seven-year Progress Measure Will be Largely Meaningless – But Fuzzy Data Might be Good News for Schools, 2018 James: The reception baseline and the future of primary progress measures, 2019
June 30, 2021
S2 Episode 3 - Hit the ground running
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke's monthly look at Education data. Schools have returned to face-to-face teaching again for all pupils, so what should schools be doing to support all their students following the latest national lockdown? Teacher Tapp: Staring at our screens: findings from lockdown 2.0, week 3 National Tutoring Programme The Observer: England’s ‘catch-up’ tutors are being short-changed by private employers Contact us on Twitter: @databusting or @jpembroke
March 9, 2021
S2 Episode 2 Here we are again
With another national lockdown and a move into Remote Learning, we look at what schools should do now.
January 20, 2021
S2 Episode 1 - So, what do we do now?
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke's monthly look at Education data. What happened over the summer, and how have schools reacted since all pupils returned to school in September? And now that pupils have settled back in to the new normals, what should we do now? COVID-19 Learning Loss: What We Know and How to Move Forward - Dylan WIliam Making sense of standardised scores and scaled scores in primary schools - Richard Selfridge The thorny issue of tracking in Early Years - James Pembroke Contact us on Twitter: @databusting or @jpembroke
October 12, 2020
S1 Episode 8 - The New Normal
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke's monthly look at Education data. How have schools responded to the New Normal, and what should you look for in a tracking system?
June 23, 2020
S1 Episode 7 - Staying Alert
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke's monthly look at Education data. How have schools’ responded to the Stay Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives phase of the Covid-19 pandemic, and how are they planning to Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives? Adam Boxer - I want to go back to school French classrooms - from Lionel Top on Twitter DfE: Coronavirus-Covid 19 advice DfE: Actions for educational and childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1 June 2020 DfE: Preparing for the wider opening of schools from 1 June NAHT: New Guidance on Phased Return sent 13 May 2020 NAHT - Coronavirus and Summer 2020 Exams
May 15, 2020
S1 Episode 6 - What just happened?
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s monthly look at Education Data. Schools, colleges and early years settings to close - DfE press release 18 March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19): cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels in 2020 - DfE 20 March 2020 Further details on exams and grades announced - DfE 20 March 2020 Awarding grades in 2020 - FFT datalab blog GCSE results in English and maths: Whatever approach is taken, here is how it should be validated - FFT datalab blog @Databusting @jpembroke Send us a voice message
March 25, 2020
S1 Episode 5 - Is Data Dead? and Standardised Testing
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s monthly look at Education Data. Is Data Dead? - James Pembroke How and why tests are standardised - Richard Selfridge Databusting for Schools on tour @Databusting @jpembroke Send us a voice message
February 4, 2020
S1 Episode 4 - Performance Tables and the Phonics Screening Check
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s monthly look at Education Data. Sean Harford - Our latest statistics - a first look at the EIF https://educationinspection.blog.gov.uk/2019/12/16/our-latest-statistics-a-first-look-at-the-eif/ Ofsted info: https://ofsted.info Peter Atherton (https://twitter.com/DataEducator) https://twitter.com/DataEducator/status/1197646374558486528?s=20 Primary school performance tables: 2019 https://www.gov.uk/search/research-and-statistics?content_store_document_type=published_statistics&organisations%5B%5D=department-for-education James Pembroke - Reforming the Performance Tables https://www.sigplus.co.uk/2019/12/reforming-the-performance-tables/ Phonics Screening Check https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/phonics-screening-check-administration Databusting for Schools on tour! https://www.databustingforschools.co.uk/supporting-schools.html Get in touch via https://twitter.com/Databusting or https://twitter.com/Jpembroke Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/databusters/message
December 18, 2019
S1 Episode 3 - Who’s in and Who’s out of Primary Progress Measures, and what everyone needs to know about Quintiles
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s monthly look at Education Data. Ian Stokes (https://twitter.com/ianstokesed) - New EIF inspections - are Ofsted still 'judging by numbers'? https://ianstokes.org/investigations Mary Bousted - Ofsted's Framework asks way too much of Primary Staff https://www.tes.com/news/ofsteds-framework-asks-way-too-much-primary-staff Don't panic about quintiles - https://www.sigplus.co.uk/2019/10/dont-panic-about-quintiles/ Quntiles part 2 - How to be above and below average at the same time https://www.sigplus.co.uk/2019/10/quintiles-part-2-how-to-be-above-and-below-average-at-the-same-time/ Databusting for Schools on tour! https://www.databustingforschools.co.uk/supporting-schools.html Get in touch via https://twitter.com/Jack_Marwood or https://twitter.com/Jpembroke Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/databusters/message
November 14, 2019
S1 Episode 2 - Progress Measures, Target Setting and Confidence Intervals
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s monthly look at Education Data. EIF updates: Dan Morrow in Schools Week (https://schoolsweek.co.uk/ofsteds-new-framework-from-watchdog-to-service-dog/) and Geoff Barton in TES (https://www.tes.com/news/im-holding-my-nerve-my-support-new-ofsted) ISDR: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide https://www.gov.uk/guidance/school-inspection-data-summary-report-idsr-guide Progress Measures: Becky Allen - What if we cannot measure pupil progress? (https://rebeccaallen.co.uk/2018/05/23/what-if-we-cannot-measure-pupil-progress) James Pembroke - Should progress measures be scrapped for primary schools? (https://www.sigplus.co.uk/2019/05/should-progress-measures-be-scrapped-for-primary-schools/) Confidence Intervals: Richard Selfridge - How Sig +/- is calculated and why it does not mean what you might think (https://icingonthecakeblog.weebly.com/blog/how-sig-is-calculated-and-why-it-does-not-mean-what-you-might-think) Scientist Rise Up Against Statistical Significance (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00857-9) Databusters on Tour: We’re in Boston, Lincolnshire, on 20th November (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/databusting-lincolnshire-tickets-74819349689), Rothley, Leicestershire on 22nd January (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/databusting-leicestershire-tickets-74838490941) and in Liverpool on 30th January (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/databusting-liverpool-tickets-75735160905) Get in touch via https://twitter.com/Jack_Marwood or https://twitter.com/Jpembroke Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/databusters/message
October 14, 2019
S1 Episode 1 - Ofsted EIF, IDSR and Standardized Scores
Richard Selfridge and James Pembroke’s monthly look at Education Data. Links to EIF and IDSR: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/education-inspection-framework Webinar on the Education Inspection Framework https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/using-ofsteds-inspection-dashboard-early-years-foundation-stage-profile-to-key-stage-4 Get in touch via https://twitter.com/Jack_Marwood or https://twitter.com/Jpembroke Leave us a voice message here: https://anchor.fm/databusters/message
September 23, 2019