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.
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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.
House of Commons Select Committee for Education – The close link between primary assessment (SATs) and school accountability creates a high stakes system which can negatively impact children’s teaching and learning, […]
GOV.UK – Quality assurance review report produced by Tribal Education. The review looked at the effectiveness of different methods of checking the quality of data from the baseline assessment. This was to […]
GOV.UK – Update on Primary Assessment in England. GOV.UK – Press release: Government to consult on reforms to primary. assessment system. GOV.UK – News story: Primary assessment consultation launched today. Consultation GOV.UK – We’re seeking views on […]
GOV.UK – Update on Primary Assessment in England. GOV.UK – Press release: Government to consult on reforms to primary. assessment system. GOV.UK – We’re seeking views on recommendations for assessing primary school pupils working below […]
GOV.UK – The attainment of young people aged 19 in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.
GOV.UK – Information leaflet and videos about the 2017 national curriculum tests (often referred to as SATs).
GOV.UK – updated technical guidance on primary accountability and school-level progress measures.
GOV.UK – Analysis of school performance and house price data to determine if houses close to the best performing schools cost more.
TES – Headteachers fear that a school’s overall score on crucial accountability measure can be distorted by a handful of pupils. Mounting pressure from schools is forcing the government to look again at […]
GOV.UK – Transparency data on A level attainment by pupil characteristics.