TES – Expert panel reveals concerns that the proposed baseline assessment in Reception could be used as ‘stick to beat the current leadership team’. Plans to judge primary schools on pupils’ […]
TES – Local authorities reveal contrasting advice they provided about flagship programme. An investigation has raised doubts over whether flagship standardised assessments will provide the national overview of educational progress promised […]
Ofqual – Number of entries and late entries in GCSE, AS and A level qualifications. TES – AS-level numbers drop sharply after decoupling.
Ofsted – These updates for inspectors and stakeholders contain information and guidance about Ofsted’s inspection work in schools. See also School inspection updates: academic year 2016 to 2017.
TES – British teenagers perform better at working in groups to solve problems than they do in reading and maths, global rankings suggest. PISA – PISA 2015 Results (Volume V): Collaborative Problem Solving.
TES – Department for Education says it wants to see an assessment of pupils’ ‘self-regulation’, alongside communication, literacy and maths. The new baseline assessments for primary school pupils will cost up to […]
DfE – International comparisons of education.
TES – The cost of running Sats increased markedly in a year when the Department for Education introduced unpopular changes. The government spent more than £44 million on the Sats system […]
Education Policy Institute – In a new report, the Education Policy Institute has undertaken an in-depth analysis of the Free Schools programme in England.
TES – Founder of growth mindset plans to use $4 million from global education prize to pursue ‘real-world implementation’ of theory.
TES – A school has apologised after displaying pupils’ GCSE progress scores on a wall alongside happy or sad emojis.
TES – When they were first proposed, the coalition suggested free schools would drive up educational standards. But have they?
STA – Guidance about how to become a marker for the key stage 2 English, mathematics and science national curriculum tests (commonly referred to as SATs) – updated 30 October 2018
STA – This report details the range of allegations of maladministration reported to the STA maladministration team throughout the 2016 test cycle.
GOV.UK – Regulated qualifications, awarding bodies, assessing, marking, participation and performance, appeals, National Reference Test.