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Burdett, Newman – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2015
This election factsheet highlights the following points: (1) While the GCSE pass rate has increased since its introduction, this doesn't tell us very much about how standards have changed. Evidence from international surveys suggests that education standards have remained stable. Stopping the use of modules and limiting resits is likely to reduce…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Academic Standards, Educational Change, Achievement Gains
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Johnson, Martin; Burdett, Newman – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2010
The language of formative assessment, sometimes referred to as "assessment for learning" (AFL), is becoming ubiquitous within international educational discourse. Despite this, levels of common understanding might be considered questionable since the concept appears to have been subject to many different interpretations and to have…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Figurative Language, Measures (Individuals), Student Evaluation