The P scales: Assessing the Progress of Children with Special Educational Needs
CHAPTER 1 The National Curriculum and the Development of the P scales (Francis Ndaji and Peter Tymms).
CHAPTER 2 P scales – The Context (Barbara Riddick).
CHAPTER 3 A Description of the P scales and Their Use in Assessments (Francis Ndaji and Peter Tymms).
CHAPTER 4 Reliability and Validity of the P scales Data (Francis Ndaji and Peter Tymms).
CHAPTER 5 Users’ Perspectives (Celia Dickinson, Bob Coburn, Helen Pettinger, John Parkes, Ginny Brown, Di Brown, Bernie Tetchner, Jo Gilbert and Mary Adossides).
CHAPTER 6 Research into the P scales (Francis Ndaji and Peter Tymms).
CHAPTER 7 Ways Forward (Francis Ndaji and Peter Tymms).
Peter Tymms is Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University. Peter was a teacher for many years before becoming an academic; his main areas of research include monitoring, assessment, interventions and research methodology generally. He devised the PIPS project, which is designed to monitor the affective and cognitive progress of children through primary schools. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the UKCeMGA of the Office of National Statistics.
- Evidence-based guide to P scales
- Written by the leading authorities on P scale data collection
- Practical case studies and examples from Primary and Secondary School Headteachers
—Professor Brahm Norwich, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter
‘This book will be a 'must buy' for all schools using P scales. It fills a gap in providing a detailed discussion of their use, including personal reports from users, as well as the technical issues that must be addressed in the use both of these scales and commercially available alternatives. Teachers will find this book very readable, useful and, I hope, thought-provoking.’
—Professor Geoff Lindsay, Director, Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research, University of Warwick