Appearing before the Education Select Committee on Wednesday 22nd February, Schools Minister Nick Gibb confirmed that the times table check will go ahead in 2018-2019.
The DfE has published guidance for key stage 2 access arrangements. This includes three videos which demonstrate how to apply for early opening, additional time and timetable variations.
In the first evidence session, held in December 2016, the Committee heard from teachers on the impact of primary assessment on teaching, learning and well being.
The second evidence session, held on 18th January 2017, focused on accountability measures, including the reliability of data, and the impact of assessment, as well as the design of the new tests and potential alternative assessment systems.
The Department for Education has released updated Spring term 2017 timelines to help headteachers, principals and governors plan for the term and academic year ahead.
Achievements of pupils in state-funded primary schools in England have now been published.
Just 5 per cent of primary schools have been announced as being below the floor standard. Schools are considered under-performing if fewer than 65 per cent of pupils fail to reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths, or if they fail to make sufficient progress in these three key areas.
This year’s key stage 2 results paint a national picture of schools struggling to deal with the demands of a tough new curriculum. Just 53 per cent of 11-year-olds reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in 2016, a drop from 80 per cent in 2015. But the performance tables reveal that some primaries are coping with the challenge better than others. Continue reading →
The STA has released guidance to help schools to prepare for the administration of the 2017 mathematics national curriculum tests at KS1 and KS2.
The DfE has released information on the number of ‘coasting schools’ in England, according to the proposed definition and provisional 2016 performance results.
This handbook supports teachers in making accurate judgements about each pupil’s attainment in the early years.
The DfE has released guidance and requirements to support schools and local authorities involved in key stage 1 and 2 teacher assessment and statutory moderation in 2017.