Provisional information about the 2016 phonics screening check and assessments at KS1 has been released from the DfE, including breakdowns by pupil characteristics.
The ‘Test orders’ section of the NCA tools website will open later than in previous years, on Monday 31 October. Schools should place an order if they have pupils who will require modified versions of the key stage 1 (KS1) or key stage 2 (KS2) test materials.
The FFT Summary Dashboard is now available, allowing schools to make headway into the first stage of data analysis to evaluate school strengths and pick out areas for further development.
The Standards and Testing Agency has improved the online navigation of their document collections about assessments at KS1 and KS2.
In their latest update, the STA has summarised new information that primary schools need to know about assessment. The guidance includes details of the following:
From today, (September 1st 2016) primary schools will be able to access and check their own provisional progress data. The Department for Education has also released further information on progress thresholds, writing assessment points and pupils below the standard of the test, which we’ve summarised below.
The Standards and Testing Agency have communicated to schools that teachers must still carry out the early years foundation stage profile assessment for children in reception.
The Department for Education has written to schools saying there will be ‘no statutory requirement’ on schools to administer the multiplication tables check in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
Statutory interim frameworks to support teachers in making assessment judgements for each pupil at the end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 in 2017 have been released.
The interim frameworks set out the standard(s) a pupil will be assessed against at the end of each key stage for reading, writing, mathematics and science.