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 […]
Information about assessment and the primary curriculum in the four countries of the United Kingdom
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 […]
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 – 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.
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 – 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 – We’ve listened to feedback from schools and local authorities about last year’s assessment and moderation arrangements. In response, we’ve produced a video to address some common misconceptions.
The Independent – Eleven-year-olds will be checked on their times tables knowledge along with mandatory tests from the next academic year.