Understanding Uncertainty in School League Tables *

@inproceedings{Eorge2011UnderstandingUI,
  title={Understanding Uncertainty in School League Tables *},
  author={Eorge and ECKIE and ARVEY and Oldstein},
  year={2011}
}
In England, contextual value added (CVA) school performance tables are published annually by the government. These tables present statisticalmodel-based estimates of the educational effectiveness of schools, together with 95 per cent confidence intervals to communicate their statistical uncertainty. However, this information, particularly the notion of statistical uncertainty, is hard for users to understand. There is a real need to make school performance tables clearer. The media attempt to… CONTINUE READING

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