Primary assessment in England – consultation

Primary assessment announcements – 14 September 2017

GOV.UK – Primary assessment consultations: Ofqual’s response.

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.


GOV.UK – We’re seeking views on the future of assessment in primary schools and the implications for accountability.

DfE – This consultation seeks views on the future of primary assessment and the implications for accountability.

DfE – Primary assessment in England Government consultation.

Press Coverage

BBC News Education – Sats for seven-year-olds set to be scrapped.

TES – Government proposes scrapping tests for 7-year-olds.

The Telegraph – Justine Greening criticised for ‘hoisting the white flag’ and ‘trying to buy off’ unions by axing compulsory tests for seven year olds.

The Guardian – Sats tests for seven-year-olds in England set to be scrapped.

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