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.
BBC News – A GCSE in British Sign Language (BSL) could be introduced in the UK before the next general election following a campaign by a deaf schoolboy.
STA – Standards and Testing Agency annual report and accounts 2017 to 2018 (for the year ended 31 March 2018).
DfE/STA – Provisional statistics for 2018 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2.
Materials and links for the EYFS Profile Pilot 2018-2019 DfE/Foundation Years – EYFS pilot framework. DfE/Foundation Years – EYFS Profile pilot handbook. Education Endowment Fund – Early Years Foundation Stage Profile […]
For all recent materials relating to statutory KS1 and KS2 assessments go to England (KS1 and KS2 statutory assessment).
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. […]
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).
Once again, the SW Regional AAIA Group held a spring-time event to help inform and inspire members and colleagues. This year the group took Deepening Learning as its theme, reflecting […]
TES – Early years minister Nadhim Zahawi explains why teacher observations have been ruled out for the new Reception baseline assessment.
TES – One of the biggest academy chains in the country has discussed entering as few as 15 per cent of pupils for the EBacc as part of plans to provide a […]