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Should school data tracking systems be compared to HS2?

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Chrismcd53's blog

The high speed railway is certainly a hot topic – news papers full of the amount of tax payer’s money it would cost and who might and might not benefit. It is a fair question to ask.

Here, maybe, is another: Is it right that schools have spent money developing data tracking systems that quite soon will be of less use then they were without adaption, modification, training and yes, cost.

Unlike a passenger, in 2009, sitting on a slow train who might have wondered why a faster alternative had not been developed – a school engaged in the Making Good Progress Pilot or even a school not engaged in such, could hardly have anticipated such a radical change.

The cost of this transition will not appear in any official government budget projection as the costs will be down to individual schools – but there will be a cost and…

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