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 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 →
It has been announced that an independent review panel has been set up to review primary and KS3 assessment. The review will consider current assessment procedures, statutory testing, the role of teacher assessment, transition between phases, accountability requirements and overall coherence.
The Department for Education has released the 2016 key stage 2 national test papers to download online. Follow the links below to view the materials.
The Department for Education has released summer term 2016 timelines to help headteachers, principals and governors plan for the term and academic year ahead.
The Department for Education has published the results of a study that compares the three reception baseline assessments used by schools this academic year. The study concludes that the 3 different assessments are not sufficiently comparable and therefore cannot be used as a starting point from which to measure pupils’ progress.
It has certainly been a couple of years of unprecedented change in primary school assessment, and the internet has been alive with debates and questions raised from the recent announcements by the Department for Education.
The Department for Education has released exemplification material for mathematics to support accurate teacher assessment at the end of key stages 1 and 2. This guidance should be used with the 2016 interim teacher assessment frameworks.
The Department for Education has released a guide with information for schools on how they will calculate primary school accountability measures. The 2016 performance tables will reflect the calculations used.