Month: December 2014

Evidence for setting in schools – stone, scissors, paper?

By Dr Elspeth McCartney ‘Setting’, grouping children with others of similar attainment, perhaps changing groups across curriculum areas, is widely-used in classrooms. This post is not about the de/merits of setting, but the forms of evidence used to justify and contest it. In September The Guardian (3.11.14) announced the English Education Secretary’s intention of making …

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