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The single most reliable measure of a student’s or schools’ performance…?

A little light anecdote…

About 25 years ago, back in the UK, I attended a fairly high level training course on embryonic ideas of value-added, measuring performance of students and schools.

The keynote speaker was from National Foundation for Educational Research and was the guru at the time.

In the Q+A session afterwards he was asked a simple question:

success“What do you think is the single most reliable measure of a student’s or schools’ performance?”

To which he replied “Postcode”.

Has anything changed in 25 years?

~ Roy Barton

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