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 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 – 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 […]
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 – 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.
BBC News Education – Students using an exam revision app say they have been charged repeatedly, even when they no longer need it or have not been able to use it.
DfE survey – This is a survey by the Department for Education to improve our understanding of why teachers leave the state-funded school sector.
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 […]
GOV.UK – The achievements of pupils at key stage 4, and how they compare with other schools in their local authority area and in England.
GOV.UK – The attainment of students at the end of 16-to-18 study in England.