GOV.UK – Primary school accountability (updated 24 March 2017).
Assessment Update Spring 2016 – Herts for Learning.
GOV.UK – Commission on Assessment Without Levels: final report.
GOV.UK – Commission on Assessment Without Levels: government response.
GOV.UK – Statutory interim frameworks to support teachers in making an assessment judgement for each pupil at the end of key stage 1 in 2016 only.
GOV.UK – Statutory interim frameworks to support teachers in making an assessment judgement for each pupil at the end of key stage 2 in 2016 only.
YouTube – Will Emms from the STA outlines changes to National Curriculum assessment at Key Stages 1 and 2 from 2016.
GOV.UK – Sample questions, mark schemes and commentary for the new key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests.
GOV.UK – Information about the new key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests.
Ofsted – Letter from HMCI to schools (July2014) containing information about inspections following the removal of National Curriculum levels.
Ofsted – Note for inspectors: use of assessment information during inspections in 2014/15.
GOV.UK – How the reception baseline assessment will change the way we monitor and fund infant schools.
GOV.UK – DfE consultation (closes 4th July 2014) on proposals for publicly funded schools and colleges to publish performance measures on their websites.
GOV.UK – DfE Assessment Principles.
GOV.UK – National curriculum and assessment: information for schools.
GOV.UK – Guidance for test developers working on key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests. The test frameworks are written primarily for test developers; they will be used by item writing agencies and the Standards and Testing Agency throughout the test development process.
GOV.UK – Government response to consultation on primary school assessment and accountability.
NAHT – Report of the NAHT Commision on Assessment February 2014.
GOV.UK – Raising ambitions and standards for primary schools: the government announces plans for higher standards and a bigger pupil premium for primary schools.
National Curriculum from 2014
GOV.UK – Primary National Curriculum in England.
National Curriculum Review – Expert Panel and other reports
DfE publications – The Framework for the National Curriculum – A report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum review.
GOV.UK – Review of the National Curriculum in England: Summary report of the call for evidence.
DfE publications – Review of the National Curriculum in England: Report on subject breadth in international jurisdictions.
DfE publications – Review of the National Curriculum in England: What can we learn from the English, mathematics and science curricula of high-performing jurisdictions?
DfE news – Written Ministerial Statement on the National Curriculum Review.
BBC News Education – Primary school tests to be toughened, says minister.
The Telegraph – Four-year-olds to be tested within days of starting school.
Guardian Education – Schools will be allowed to test four-year-olds from 2016, government confirms.
TES News – Tests for four-year-olds to be introduced by 2016.
BBC News Education – Primary pupils in England could be ranked nationally at 11.
The Telegraph – Parents want their primary-age children to be ranked, ministers say.
Guardian Education – Primary school tests: Nick Clegg denies schools will be ‘exam sausage factories’.
The Independent – Nick Clegg: Rank children aged 11 by ability to drive boost in primary school standards.