P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:00:00       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   Head teachers are demanding that the Government drop a controversial "value added" measure from the school league tables - due to be published soon. The National Association of Head Teachers has written to Education Secretary David Blunkett saying the proposed measure is statistically flawed and misleading for parents. It says the new "progress measure" will penalise good schools. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Serena Hennessy GUIDE TO TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:01:00       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   The new value added measure being included in the November school league tables seeks to assess the progress students make between age 14 and GCSE. Schools will be placed in one of five categories - A to E - depending on how well their students perform at GCSE compared to their performance in the Key Stage 3 classroom tests at age 14. Heads say this will penalise schools which do well at Key Stage 3. ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Big Screen 460 On Stage 450 MIKE DRUMMOND'S CAREERS GUIDE p655 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:01:00       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   Schools which do well in Key Stage 3 tests will find it hard to demonstrate their pupils have "added value" at GCSE says the head teachers' union. The NAHT says high performing schools will be placed in a low category for "value added" under new proposals. "This performance measure almost encourages schools to aim low at Key Stage 3 in order to boost their 'value added' at GCSE," it says. ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— UK NetYear 666 BECTA 665 WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:02:12       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   The NAHT says the Key Stage 3 tests are not an accurate indicator of likely performance at GCSE and should not be used as a benchmark for value added. Among successful schools which have been told they will be placed in category D for value added it lists: a grammar school which gets 41% grade A or A* at GCSE a comprehensive whose "five good GCSEs" score jumped from 42% to 62%. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— WIN a camcorder 465 THIS FEKINHISTORY Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:00:46       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   Value added measures have been a Holy Grail for education policy makers since the start of league tables. Schools complain bitterly that "raw" league tables are unfair because they do not make allowances for the differing intakes of schools. The measure of progress is intended to give credit to schools which do well against the odds and also to expose schools which may be coasting. ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— A cool club for your teen 140 TEACHERS' GUIDE TO TELETEXT p662 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:04:01       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   School standards minister Charles Clarke has made it clear the Government will not drop the new "value added" measure from school league tables. Mr Clarke told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It will provide a much fairer measure of how schools are performing." Parents would be able to make a "more balanced judgement," of their children's schools, he said. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— It's Your Life index 410 COUNTDOWN TO THE MILLENNIUM p105 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus
P661 Teletext 669 Oct30 21:04:10       ———————————————————————————————  VALUE ADDED TABLES 'UNFAIR' CLAIM   Schools minister Charles Clarke has made it clear that the Government will continue to listen to schools' concerns about value added measures. He conceded the statistics upon which the measure would be based "can continue to be improved". In any case, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority is piloting a full "value added" system which will track children from 11 to 16, he said. ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— BECTA 665 UK NetYear 666 WHAT'S ON TV TONIGHT? p121 Teletext today Guide Keyboard TV Plus