On 24th May 2018, the DfE released the 2018/2019 Pre-Key Stage 2 standards teacher assessment frameworks.
From the 2018/2019 academic year onwards these pre-key stage standards must be used to make statutory teacher assessment judgements for children working below the national curriculum tests at the end of KS2.
On 23rd April, the DfE updated the sample materials available for the 2018 Phonics Screening Check.
Structure of the Phonics Screening Check
The check contains 40 words divided into two sections of 20 words. Both sections contains a mix of pseudo-words and real words. Read more about the structure here.
In response to the 2017 ‘Primary assessment in England government consultation’, on 11th April 2018 the DfE announced the introduction of a new statutory reception baseline assessment in autumn 2020.
New baseline assessments to be introduced from autumn 2020
The test will be administered by schools as soon as children enter reception and will enable schools to measure children’s progress from reception through to KS2. The DfE will publish the results of these measures for all through primaries in the summer of 2027.
On 27th March 2018, the DfE released a leaflet for parents about the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS, including upcoming exam dates, the types of test paper and information about teacher assessments.