DfE – Government follows up phonics success with new multiplication tables trial. A select number of schools across the country will start trialling the multiplication tables check from next month, the Schools […]
Assessment of Learning
Pupils’ attainment and progress is summarised periodically in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes. This part of the site contains information and links relating to both statutory assessments (in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and non-statutory summative assessment processes.
STA – A guide to help primary schools and local authorities find online content for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 assessments in 2018.
STA – This handbook supports EYFS practitioners in making accurate judgements about each child’s attainment in 2018.
STA – Information on the processes for the design, development and delivery of the 2016 and 2017 key stage 1 and key stage 2 national curriculum tests.
The Department for Education intends to run a competitive procurement process for the development and delivery of an assessment for reception aged children to baseline their prior attainment at their […]
Ofqual – A report on performance standards in 2017 key stage tests.
DfE – Findings from PIRLS 2016, assessing and comparing the reading attainment and attitudes of year 5 children. TES – How Pirls ranks 10-year-olds around the world in reading. BBC News Education […]
TES – No More Marking says the findings show that comparative judgement is more ‘consistent’ than teacher assessments.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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).
STA – This report details the range of allegations of maladministration reported to the STA maladministration team throughout the 2016 test cycle.
DfE/STA – Provisional marking review data for the 2017 key stage 2 national curriculum tests.
STA – Important dates for primary schools to plan for the 2018 key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests (commonly called SATs), teacher assessment and the phonics screening check.