Ofsted – Amanda Spielman has proposed changes to how Ofsted inspects from September 2019. TES – Inspectorate addresses biggest concern about framework changes head on but insists they must not be delayed. […]
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.
DfE – Provisional information on the 2018 phonics screening check and assessments at key stage 1, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.
STA – assessment update: 25 September 2018. STA – assessment update: 18 September 2018. STA – assessment update: 11 September 2018. STA – assessment update: 4 September 2018.
STA – National curriculum assessments calendar. STA – Teacher assessment moderation: standardisation and training process (Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) Key Stage 1 STA – Pre-key stage 1: pupils working below […]
DfE – Research into the impact of early education at ages 2 to 4 on child outcomes at age 4, and the importance of the early years home environment.
DfE – Winning bidders to have exclusive rights to deliver first T Levels from 2020.
DfE/STA – Provisional 2018 key stage 2 results for pupils in schools in England at national, regional and local authority level.
DfE – Pupils across the country celebrate success in new gold-standard GCSE qualifications. TES – GCSE results: Top grades up for first time in seven years. BBC News – GCSE results rise despite […]
BBC News – A-level students have been awarded the highest proportion of As and A*s since 2012, amid changes toughening the exams in England. DfE – Next generation of young people gaining […]
BBC News – There has been a further improvement in Welsh students’ performance at the top grades at A level.
BBC News – More boys than girls have achieved the top A-Level grade in Northern Ireland for the first time.
The Sunday Times – Exam results are to be downgraded as a measure of school quality as the chief inspector moves to stamp out a culture of cramming children for tests.
The Guardian – The chief qualifications regulator in England, Sally Collier, said that year’s A-level and GCSE students would not be suffer from being the first to take the new, tougher, […]
BBC News – The pass rate for this year’s Higher exams was “broadly stable”, Education Secretary John Swinney has said.
British Educational Research Association (BERA) – This report sets out the case against the government’s proposal to use a baseline assessment test of pupils in reception to hold schools in England […]