Over on his blog, deputy head Michael Tidd has conveniently summarised the DfE’s latest instalment of information on statutory moderation requirements for 2016. It includes the new earlier dates that Teacher Assessment judgements must be submitted:
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has spoken today about reforms to promote educational excellence in schools, including proposed changes to primary school assessment. As well as the ‘baseline tests’ when pupils start in Reception, and new more rigorous national curriculum tests at the age of 11, the government is looking to introduce formal tests for pupils at age 7.
Updated Key Stage 2 assessment and reporting arrangements for 2016
Children who are at the end of Key Stage 2 in May 2016 will be the first to be assessed against the new national curriculum. Ahead of these new national tests, the Standards and Testing Agency have released statutory guidance for head teachers and local authority coordinators.
Interim frameworks for teacher assessment at the end of key stage 1 and 2: now published
Following the removal of teacher assessment levels, statutory interim frameworks have been developed to support teachers in making robust and accurate judgements for pupils at the end of key stage 1 and 2 in 2016.
Commission on Assessment without Levels: final report now published
The Commission on Assessment Without Levels was established earlier this year to provide advice and support to schools in developing new approaches to assessment in a world free from levels.
Ofsted have today published the new inspection framework for education, skills and early years which takes effect from this September. Continue reading →
On 29th June, the Department for Education published the final key stage 1 and 2 national curriculum test frameworks and sample papers for 2016, which will be used primarily by test developers and the Standards and Testing Agency throughout the test development process.
Thanks to deputy headteacher Michael Tidd for this article
No sooner have we finished one set of Key Stage assessments, than attention inevitably turns to the next lot! But things are a little different this year. We’ve had minor tweaks before, of course, but usually with a little more notice. Summer 2016 is looking to be rather different.
The Standards & Testing Agency has confirmed that the evaluation process required as part of the Performance Review for the Reception Baseline Assessment has now been completed and Ministers will shortly be advised of the outcome.