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A Simple Test for Gove’s “Soft Bigotry” Claim

 If Michael Gove’s implied claim that teachers undermark student controlled assessments due to the ‘soft bigotry of low expectations’ is true, then the issue must be tackled head-on and tackled quickly. Gove’s planned prejudice ‘solvent’ of changing from coursework to exams is not only slow but it only gets at the consequence and not the cause. Systematic racist bias in …

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Cries from the classroom: “It’s not fair!” Responses to the Ofqual report

Today Ofqual released their final report into the English Language GCSE controversy this summer. They take issue with teachers being ‘optimistic’ in their marking of controlled assessment.The modular exams also encouraged schools to ‘game the system’. However, Ofqual also confessed: ‘Monitoring by exam boards and regulation by us could have been stronger and more intelligent.’ …

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