Are teachers abandoning NC Levels? Research shows the exact opposite.

One of the great things about running a really big┬ádatabase like Yacapaca is that you get an absolute ton of data to analyse, and you can sometimes give definitive answers to questions other people can only speculate about. The ‘disapplication’ of NC Levels is a case in point.

Michael Gove told teachers to abandon NC Levels last September. As it happens, we keep a detailed log of the gradescheme applied to each student set within Yacapaca. This morning, I grabbed the last 1000 changes to existing gradeschemes, and ran the numbers.

NC Levels 2

Out of 1,000 in total, 446 chose to Continue reading

Update to the keyword revision log

At the end of each quiz, students see an analysis of their performance against the keywords set for the questions in that quiz. They can save one keyword to their revision log, and this will then be emphasised in their revision later on.

The update is that we now only allow one keyword to be saved; previously they all could. This artificial restriction may seem Continue reading