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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The Telegraph - Primary school children were left in tears after taking ‘one of the hardest’ tests teachers have ever seen....

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BBC News Education - The government has been forced to cancel its controversial new spelling and grammar test after it was accidentally put online by officials. TES News - Ministers scrap this year's KS1 spelling punctuation and grammar test following online leak. The Guardian...

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GOV.UK - This report provides advice to schools about how to develop new approaches to pupil assessment that are based on needs of the pupils, follow the school’s curriculum and support effective teaching. GOV.UK - Commission on Assessment Without Levels: government response. TES News - Life after levels...

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DfE publications - The Framework for the National Curriculum - A report by the Expert Panel for the National Curriculum review. DfE publications - Review of the National Curriculum in England: Summary report of the call for evidence. DfE publications - Review...

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DfE - Reports from Lord Bew's review of key stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability. BBC news - A review of Sats tests in England's primary schools is calling for changes to English tests to increase creativity - but with more...

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Wales
24th July 2010

Learning Wales - Statutory assessment arrangements for the end of Foundation Phase and Key Stages 2 and 3....

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Statutory assessment for NI Curriculum (Key Stages 1, 2 and 3)...

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