On 15th October 2018, the DfE announced the removal of KS2 teacher assessment judgements for English reading and mathematics and revised science teacher assessment frameworks.
Removal of teacher assessment for English reading and mathematics
The DfE state that this change has been made in response to the public consultation on Primary Assessment in 2017, and aims to reduce assessment burdens on schools. Test results in English reading and mathematics will continue to be used in school performance measures.
Revised teacher assessment frameworks
The frameworks have been revised for use for the 2018 to 2019 academic year onwards, and ‘pupil can’ statements have been refined for clarity.
Pre-key stage standards
P scales 1-4 should continue to be used for statutory assessment of pupils not engaged in subject-specific study at the end of KS2. The ‘pupil can’ statements have been revised to ensure they represent:
- key aspects of each subject
- allow for progression towards the national curriculum
- give a better reflection of classroom practice
Read the full article from the DfE here.