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Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

Key Stage 1 statutory assessment

Key Stage 2 statutory assessment

STA - Key stage 2 tests: local authority monitoring visits...

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STA - Key stage 2 tests and phonics screening check: monitoring visits....

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Key stage 2 tests: special consideration guidance...

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STA - Guidance for headteachers, teachers and teaching assistants about administering the 2019 key stage 1 national curriculum tests....

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STA Guidance for administering the 2019 national curriculum tests to pupils with hearing or visual impairments....

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STA - Information about keeping KS1 and KS2 tests and phonics screening check materials secure....

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STA - Key stage 2 tests: test administration guidance (TAG)...

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STA - Key stage 2 tests: modified test administration guidance (MTAG)....

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STA - Attendance register and test script dispatch...

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STA - Key stage 2 tests: ensuring test scripts can be marked on screen....

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DfE - Revised statistics on the achievements of pupils at the end of key stage 4 in schools and multi-academy trusts, including pupil characteristics....

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STA - Pre-key stage English language comprehension and reading exemplification....

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DfE - Information for schools about secondary school accountability measures, including Progress 8 and Attainment 8....

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STA - An assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools from 2020. STA - Information about the development of an assessment for pupils in reception to measure their progress in primary schools from 2020....

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STA - Key stage 2 tests: guide to registering pupils for the tests....

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STA - Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage 1, for teachers to make statutory teacher assessment judgements for pupils at the end of KS1....

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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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STA information regarding access arrangements for Key Stage 2 tests, including videos explaining the process for applying for additional time, early opening and compensatory marks for spelling. See also how to apply for a timetable variation.  ...

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STA - Key stage 2 tests: how to apply for a timetable variation....

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DfE - Early years foundation stage profile return: how to submit data....

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DfE - Ready reckoners to calculate progress scores for pupils and schools, and transition matrices of GCSE subject grades by prior attainment....

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Ofsted - The draft education inspection framework for 2019 sets out how Ofsted proposes to inspect schools, further education and skills provision and registered early years settings. BBC News - Ofsted pledges new ranking for schools in tough areas. The Guardian - Ofsted plans overhaul...

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The Sutton Trust - As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of previously struggling schools and the educational outcomes of their...

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STA - The NCT handbook contains information on the design, development and delivery of the 2018 key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum tests....

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Ofsted - Updates for inspectors and stakeholders with the latest information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in schools (including March 2019 update)....

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