On 6th June 2017 the Department for Education have publicly released the test materials from this year’s Key Stage 1 national tests. These include test papers and mark schemes for Maths, English reading and English grammar, spelling and punctuation sat by KS1 pupils in May 2017.
On 6th June the DfE released the 2017 key stage 1 scaled score conversion tables. The tables show each of the possible raw scores on the 2017 key stage 1 tests. To convert each child’s raw score to a scaled score, you can look up the raw score and read across to the appropriate scaled score. A scaled score of 100 or more shows the pupil has met the expected standard in the test.
What has changed since last year?
- In reading, the score needed has increased from 22 out of 40 in 2016 to 25 out of 40 this year.
- In GPS, there has been a slight drop from 25 out of 40 to 24 out of 40.
- In maths, children are expected to get 36 out of 60, a drop from 37 out of 60 in 2016.
On 2nd June the DfE published the 2017 performance attainment targets (P scales) and performance descriptors for pupils aged 5-16 with special educational needs (SEN).
On 22nd May 2017 the Department for Education have publicly released the test materials from this year’s Key Stage 2 national tests. These include test papers and mark schemes for Maths, English reading and English grammar, spelling and punctuation sat by KS2 pupils in May 2017. Continue reading →
On 30th March 2017, the Department for Education launched consultations on the future of assessment in primary schools and on assessing primary school children working below the standard of the national tests.
The interim frameworks are to support teachers in making robust and accurate judgements for pupils at the end of key stage 2 in 2017. The interim teacher assessment frameworks are for 2016 to 2017 only. The Department for Education is evaluating options for future years.
The DfE has produced a handy flyer to summarise the primary school progress measures. Schools may wish to share this leaflet with parents.
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.