Assessment Matters

Assessment processes are integral to learning and teaching. This part of the site focuses on aspects of curriculum and pedagogy where assessment has a key role to play or that have implications for assessment practice, and includes links to relevant reports, research articles and sites.

Returning to School - Supporting Learning and Well-being

Learning recovery and the role of diagnostic assessment...

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New Commissioner appointed to oversee education catch-up...

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Gove adviser admits schools' policies were incoherent...

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Exploring the relationship between teacher workload and target setting...

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Department for Education’s handling of pupil data ruled illegal...

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What maintained schools must publish online...

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Education in England: Annual Report 2020...

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Getting transition right – four practical, evidence-based strategies to support pupils moving from Year 6 to Year 7...

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Guidance for full opening - schools...

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School reports on pupil performance: guide for headteachers...

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Harvey Goldstein obituary...

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Further details on exams and grades announced...

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Information: cancellation of 2019/20 national curriculum assessments...

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Key stage 1 SATs replacement to be rolled out from September...

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Grammar school scoring is wrong, says father – and hopes finally to prove it...

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Data, data everywhere…...

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How attainment gaps emerge from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 4, part one...

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School workload reduction toolkit (including Data management and Feedback and marking)...

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Unexplained pupil exits from schools: Further analysis and data by multi-academy trust and local authority...

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Sats are no better than teachers at predicting pupil's GCSE and A-Level results, study finds...

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School exclusions review...

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Class privilege remains entrenched as social mobility stagnates...

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DfE - Materials to help school leaders and teachers review tasks associated with data management, so they can reduce workload....

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DfE - Advisory group report on removing unnecessary workload associated with data management and the government’s response....

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DfE is proposing the removal of floor standards and coasting measures and that, instead, all schools judged as Requires Improvement by Ofsted will be eligible for support and that schools with two consecutive Requires Improvement judgements will be eligible for...

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