GOV.UK – Standards and Testing Agency annual report and accounts 2016 to 2017 (for the year ended 31 March 2017).
Assessment of Learning
Pupils’ attainment and progress is summarised periodically in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes. This part of the site contains information and links relating to both statutory assessments (in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and non-statutory summative assessment processes.
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 – P scales: attainment targets for pupils with SEN (updated June 2017).
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 – 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.
The Telegraph – British school children could be guinea pigs for controversial new tests for five-year-olds, despite other nations rejecting the trials. The move is disclosed in a contract document published quietly […]
TES – The Department for Education says that it will not proceed any further with the idea of Year 3 pupils retaking phonics tests, after a trial found that nearly half […]