‘RAISE: a cautionary tale’ is a tragicomedy to avoid
Tes' data doctor marks the passing of the RAISE performance report with a dramatic retelling of its pitfalls
RAISE is no more. The performance report has been scrapped and a replacement is being developed. But, as a reminder of RAISE’s bewildering colour coding, I would like to share a scene from my new play, entitled RAISE: a cautionary tale.
(We open in a head’s office. A DfE representative has come to visit.)
Headteacher: Let me make sure I remember this correctly. Blue means results are significantly below average and green is significantly above. Right?
DfE: No. It’s red and green now.
H: OK. So, red is significantly below, and green is significantly above. Got it.
DfE: Unless it’s prior ...