National reference test: implementation

GOV.UK – Ofqual is introducing a national reference test (NRT), which will provide additional information to support the grades awarded at GCSE. Ofqual will trial the test in March 2016, and the first NRT will take place in March 2017.  We’d like your views on proposed secondary legislation that requires selected schools to take part in the NRT. This requirement will help ensure that the sample of pupils and schools that take part each year is fully representative.

GOV.UK – Written ministerial statement by Schools Minister, Nick Gibb, about the consultation on implementing the new national reference test.

TES News – Why GCSE results could be static for the rest of the decade.

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