Assessment Matters

Assessment processes are integral to learning and teaching. This part of the site focuses on aspects of curriculum and pedagogy where assessment has a key role to play or that have implications for assessment practice, and includes links to relevant reports, research articles and sites.

STA information regarding access arrangements for Key Stage 2 tests, including videos explaining the process for applying for additional time, early opening and compensatory marks for spelling. See also how […]

The Sutton Trust – As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance […]

STA – The NCT handbook contains information on the design, development and delivery of the 2018 key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests.

DfE – Achievements of pupils in each state-funded primary school in England. See also Key stage 2 and multi-academy trust performance, 2018 (revised). TES – More than 350 primaries below Sats floor target. […]

Institute of Fiscal Studies – … those who attend grammar schools do, on average, somewhat better than similar children in the comprehensive system.  On the other hand, those in selective areas […]