STA – Information for primary schools and other interested parties about the development of an online times tables check to be administered by schools to year 4 pupils from the 2019 […]
STA – Information leaflet for schools about the new reception baseline assessment.
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 […]
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.
Ofqual – A report on performance standards in 2017 key stage tests.
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) – updated 30 October 2018
STA – This report details the range of allegations of maladministration reported to the STA maladministration team throughout the 2016 test cycle.