Standards and Testing Agency business plan: 2019 to 2024...

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Multiplication tables check administration guidance...

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Changes to assessments in primary schools...

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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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Education Secretary sets out the importance of testing in primary school...

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DfE - Exploring ways teachers assess their pupils in primary and secondary schools following the removal of national curriculum levels....

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STA - Report detailing the maladministration allegations reported to the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) throughout the 2017 test cycle....

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DfE - Pupils with multiple and complex needs will be assessed using a new ‘aspects of engagement’ approach. See also 7 aspects of engagement pilot: qualitative evaluation....

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STA - Key stage 2 comparative report template. STA - Reporting to parents at the end of key stages 1 and 2. STA - Privacy notice: national curriculum assessments helpline. STA - New information leaflet and videos published for parents of children in years 2 and...

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STA - Improvements to the primary assessment system announced. DfE - Helping children learn through a proportionate primary assessment system. DfE - Primary assessment public consultations: government response. DfE - Primary assessment in England. DfE - Primary school pupil assessment: Rochford Review recommendations. See also - England (KS1 and KS2......

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TES - A primary headteacher has refused to enter her pupils for Sats tests this year, despite being told she could lose her job over the decision....

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TES - New data uncovered by TES suggests the government has failed to ensure the “more consistent, reliable approach” to moderating teacher assessments of writing it promised following last year's Sats chaos....

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The Guardian - The panel of four who advised Michael Gove on the primary spelling and grammar test now have reservations....

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House of Commons Select Committee for Education - The close link between primary assessment (SATs) and school accountability creates a high stakes system which can negatively impact children’s teaching and learning, says the Education Committee. The Committee calls on the next...

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Primary assessment announcements – 14 September 2017 GOV.UK - Primary assessment consultations: Ofqual's response. GOV.UK - Update on Primary Assessment in England. GOV.UK - Press release: Government to consult on reforms to primary. assessment system. GOV.UK - News story: Primary assessment consultation launched today. Consultation GOV.UK - We’re seeking views......

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GOV.UK - Update on Primary Assessment in England. GOV.UK - Press release: Government to consult on reforms to primary. assessment system. GOV.UK - We’re seeking views on recommendations for assessing primary school pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests. DfE - This consultation seeks views on the......

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TES - The Department for Education says that it will not proceed any further with the idea of Year 3 pupils retaking phonics tests, after a trial found that nearly half failed for a third time. See also Phonics screening pilot at...

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The Scotsman - Education Secretary John Swinney has insisted that new national tests will not create extra work for teachers or children as he published more information on the assessments....

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GOV.UK - Final report following the review into the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) and STA's response. BBC News Education - Primary test agency 'poor value', says minister....

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Justine Greening's statement to Parliament is here. A useful summary is here.  ...

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The final report of the Rochford Review into statutory assessment of pupils working below the standard of the National Curriculum tests is here....

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Parliament.UK - The Education Committee launches an inquiry into primary assessment. This inquiry scrutinises reforms to primary assessment and their impact on teaching and learning in primary schools. It also covers the wider effects of assessment on primary schools, as well...

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TES News - Themes in the revision guide and the real test were "broadly similar" but questions were different, claim officials.  The Department for Education has moved to quell concerns that the key stage 2 reading test may have been compromised by...

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The Guardian - Schools minister vows to track down person responsible for alerting media after answers to key stage 2 spelling and grammar test were posted online. See also Sats test paper 'leaked by rogue marker....

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BBC News Education - A "rogue marker" leaked a test the day before it was taken on Tuesday by children aged 10 and 11 in England, the Department for Education has said. TES News - Sats test leak investigation will 'identify the culprit',...

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