TES – Last week, the NEU vowed to disrupt the baseline assessments of four-year-olds. This week, the government announced that NFER had won the contract to begin testing in September 2020. […]
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 – Information about the development of an assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools from 2020. DfE – New measure for fairer recording of primary school performance.
DfE/STA – Measuring progress in primary schools: update published April 2018 (following Government response to Primary Assessment consultation published September 2017).
Ofqual – an observational study of local authority moderation of key stage 2 writing assessments in 2017. It identifies factors that may have affected the consistency of moderation in 2017 and […]
Education Endowment Fund – Marking plays a central role in teacher’s work, yet there is very little evidence on which strategies are most effective.
TES – In seeking to satisfy the demands of big data, we mustn’t forget the psychological needs of our children, argues James Glasse.
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 […]
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 […]