NAHT – On 5 June 2017, NAHT wrote to the Secretary of State outlining our concerns with the current approach to the assessment of writing, and our belief that this data […]
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The Independent – Children encouraged to engage in debate made an average of two months more progress than those who were not. Education Endowment Foundation – EEF publishes five new independent evaluations of […]
The Guardian – A row has broken out over the marking of this year’s primary school tests after teachers complained that their pupils had been unfairly marked down for the shape […]
TES – A Tes survey also reveals that half of teachers have seen attainment levels rise since they adopted the method.
TES – Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of Ofsted, warns that children’s chances of getting a “broad and balanced education” is at risk.
GOV.UK – Provisional headline information on the 2017 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2. GOV.UK – Primary school tests show schools rising to the challenge. TES – Sats: 61 per cent of pupils […]
TES – Ofqual announces new right to appeal results after initial exam board review, if schools continue to have concerns about errors in marking or moderation. Ofqual – Additional GCSE, AS and […]
TES – A damning report into social mobility says there is “currently no prospect” of the grades gap between poorer children and their peers being eliminated at GCSE or A level. The […]
BBC News Education – The head of one of England’s biggest exam boards has expressed “profound regret” after leaks hit two of its A-level exams in the past few days.
BBC News Education – Wales is in danger of missing out economically unless it improves its performance in global education tests, a former government advisor has said.
TES – New data uncovered by TES suggests the government has failed to ensure the “more consistent, reliable approach” to moderating teacher assessments of writing it promised following last year’s Sats chaos.
TES – A primary headteacher has refused to enter her pupils for Sats tests this year, despite being told she could lose her job over the decision.
TESS – The Scottish education secretary’s decision to scrap unit assessments will cost ‘at least £4.5 million’. The scrapping of unit assessments to ease teacher workload has left the Scottish government […]
The Guardian – The government is failing to provide sufficient information about the new GCSEs because of an “overzealous” interpretation of rules governing what civil servants can say in the runup to […]
The Guardian – The panel of four who advised Michael Gove on the primary spelling and grammar test now have reservations.