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Dr George Leckie & Prof.Harvey Goldstein win ‘British Educational Research Journal & BERA’s Editor’s Choice Award’

Dr George Leckie and Professor Harvey Goldstein (left to right)

24 July 2018

Dr George Leckie and Professor Harvey Goldstein have received the British Educational Research Journal (BERJ) and BERA Editor’s Choice Award for their article “The Evolution of School League Tables in England 1992-2016: “Contextual Value-Added”, “Expected Progress” and “Progress 8”, BERJ 43(2): 193-212.

The article compares, contrasts and critiques the three main Government school progress measures published over the last decade: Contextual Value-Added published from 2006- 2010; Expected Progress published from 2011-2015; and Progress 8 published from 2016 onwards. 

This research has been discussed beyond academia including in reports by BERA, Defend Digital Me, and the Education Policy Institute as well as in a new book on the use of data in schools.

Dr George Leckie and Professor Harvey Goldstein are both based at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the School of Education. George Leckie said, “We are delighted with this award and the recognition of our statistical work on this important area of Government policy”.

Huge congratulations to George Leckie and Harvey Goldstein for this fantastic achievement.

Further information

Policy Bristol Briefing - Another shake-up of school league tables: how should we measure and hold schools accountable for the progress of their pupils?

Research Briefing - How should we measure and hold schools accountable for the progress of their pupils?

BERJ journal article - The evolution of school league tables in England 1992–2016: ‘Contextual value‐added’, ‘expected progress’ and ‘progress 8’ 

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