Concentration, persistence and engagement (Effect size = 0.48)

This post is part of a series looking at the influences on attainment described in Hattie J. (2009) Visible Learning: a synthesis of more than 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Abingdon: Routledge. The interpretation of Hattie’s work is problematical because the meaning of the different influences on achievement isn’t always clear. Further context here. Following […]

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Self-reported grades (Effect Size = a whopping 1.44)

This post is part of a series looking at the influences on attainment described in Hattie (2009) Visible Learning: a synthesis of more than 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. Abingdon: Routledge. The interpretation of Hattie’s work is problematical because the meaning of the different influences on achievement isn’t always clear. Further context here. Following my […]

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Tops and Bottoms

A fair bit of my career has been spent in sixth form colleges, and I started out in selective schools. In both cases, once the kids were in, even where there was setting, I never felt that the students were defined by their current level of performance. By contrast, I spent a few days recently […]

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