Standards and Testing Agency video resources

We recently shared the key takeaways from the November 2016 Standards and Testing Agency webinars on primary assessment. The STA have now released videos of these webinars, along with other informative videos on themes such as ‘Understanding Scaled Scores’. You can watch these in their media and training area here.

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FREE recorded webinar on The Commission on Assessment Without Levels Report

The Commission on Assessment Without Levels Report, published in September 2015, highlights key questions for schools to consider when developing an effective assessment policy for the new curriculum.  To help you navigate your way through the report, we’ve put together a short webinar which covers key points from the report, including how different types of assessment can be used and how an effective assessment policy can be developed.

Simply click on the video below to watch!

The webinar covers the following key areas:

  • Types and purposes of assessment
  • Developing school assessment policies
  • The role of data collection
  • External assessment systems
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FREE recorded webinar on assessment in the new curriculum

It’s the start of the new academic year and for many this signals the official start of a level-free approach to assessment.

To help you navigate your way through the numerous changes to the National Tests and understand how schools are expected to measure progress and attainment in the absence of levels, we have pre-recorded a free webinar. This is available to listen to by clicking play on the below screen, at any time, from anywhere, so you can digest all this useful information when it best suits you.

Put aside 45 minutes to listen to Camilla Erskine, our Consultant Publisher for Assessment, cover the following key areas:

  • An update on changes to the assessment and accountability landscape in England
  • What the removal of National Curriculum levels means for primary schools in terms of pupil attainment and progress
  • Overview of how Ofsted will judge attainment and progress without levels
  • What schools are doing in response to these changes
  • Sources of information and support
  • A brief overview of the Rising Stars and Hodder Education assessment solutions for primary schools (with special discounts for webinar viewers)

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