BBC News Education – The number of pupils taking harder national curriculum tests at the end of primary school has almost doubled in two years, the government says.
GOV.UK – Statutory guidance for local authorities conducting monitoring visits to schools administering the phonics screening check.
GOV.UK – STA’s procedures for investigating allegations of maladministration of the key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum assessments.
GOV.UK – Impact indicators showing the attainment gap between pupils receiving free school meals (FSM) and their peers, at ages 11, 16 and 19.
GOV.UK – Guidance for test developers working on key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests. The test frameworks are written primarily for test developers; they will be […]
GOV.UK – Government response to consultation on primary school assessment and accountability. BBC News Education – Primary school tests to be toughened, says minister. The Telegraph – Four-year-olds to be […]
GOV.UK – DfE information for schools (28 January 2014) on changes to the National Curriculum from September 2014.
BBC News Education – Political tensions surrounding the scrapping of the 11-plus are having a major impact on the welfare of pupils in Northern Ireland, a report has said.
BBC News Education – More children have passed the new phonics reading test for England’s five- and six-year-olds this year. The Telegraph – Third of six year olds ‘struggling to […]
GOV.UK – The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages, except key stage 4 English, mathematics and science, which will follow […]
BBC News Education – Children from the poorest homes risk becoming an “educational underclass”, starting school in nappies and behaving like toddlers, says research from the Centre for Social Justice. […]
(See also: England (KS1 and KS2 statutory assessment) and Primary assessment announcements – 14 September 2017) DfE/STA – Measuring progress in primary schools: update published April 2018 (following Government response to Primary […]
BBC News Education – The new phonics tests for six-year-olds in England is successfully identifying children who struggle to read, but is no more informative than existing teacher assessment, research […]
BBC News Education – International league tables do not give the whole picture of England’s schools, a professor of education says. The Telegraph – International education league tables ‘are misleading’. […]
DfE – Reports from Lord Bew’s review of key stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability. BBC news – A review of Sats tests in England’s primary schools is calling for […]