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Statutory requirements for assessment

Early Years Foundation Stage

Follow this link for information about Early Years Foundation Stage Assessment.

DfE guidance (including statutory requirements)

2018 KS1 ARA

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at KS1 in the 2017/18 academic year.  This guidance is for schools, LAs and governing bodies responsible for end of KS1 assessment, including KS1 tests, and the PSC.

2018 national curriculum assessments calendar

The STA has published a calendar with important dates for the 2018 KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests, teacher assessment and the phonics screening check.

KS1 national curriculum test dates

Future dates for KS1 tests and phonics screening check (2017/18 and 2018/19).

Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of KS1

These frameworks are to be used by teachers to make teacher assessment judgements for pupils at the end of KS1 in reading, writing, mathematics and science.  They are for use in the 2017/18 academic year.

Interim pre-KS1 standards

The pre-key stage standards are for pupils who are working below the overall standard of national curriculum tests.  If a pupil is working below these pre-key stage standards, their outcome should be reported using P scales.  They are for use in the 2017/18 academic year.

2018 KS1 teacher assessment guidance

Support for schools and LAs involved in the administration and moderation of statutory KS1 teacher assessment.

2018 teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 English writing

Examples of pupils' work to support teacher assessment of English writing at the end of KS1.

2016 teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 English reading 

2016 teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 mathematics

2016 teacher assessment exemplification: KS1 science

The materials provide examples of pupils’ work to support teachers in making judgements against the statutory TA frameworks for at the end of KS1.  They were provided originally for the 2016 test cycle but may also be used with the 2018 TA frameworks.

Consultation outcome: Primary assessment in England 

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the government's response to the "Primary assessment in England" consultation. An impact assessment is available also.

Consultation outcome: Primary school pupil assessment – Rochford Review recommendations 

The DfE has responded to a consultation on the recommendations of the Rochford Review of assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests.  An impact assessment is available also.

 

May 2017 update

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has given local authorities permission to share training materials, including examples of pupils' writing that were provided during the 2017 STA KS1 national training for moderators.

Primary assessments: Information and resources for 2017. A guide to the main collections for primary assessment for the 2017 test cycle

 National curriculum assessments: KS1 tests

Roachford Review: final report

Roachford Review: interim recommendations

KS1 national exemplification materials 2016 (STA):

Mathematics

Writing

English reading

Science

National curriculum tests 

KS1 reading/GPS/mathematics sample test materials

2018 KS2 ARA

Statutory guidance for assessing and reporting the national curriculum at KS2 in the 2017/18 academic year.  This guidance is for schools, LAs and governing bodies responsible for end of KS2 assessment, including KS2 tests.

2018 national curriculum assessments calendar

The STA has published a calendar with important dates for the 2018 KS1 and KS2 national curriculum tests, teacher assessment and the phonics screening check.

KS2 national curriculum test dates

Future dates for KS2 tests and science sampling tests (2017/18 and 2018/19).

Teacher assessment frameworks at the end of KS2

These frameworks are to be used by teachers to make teacher assessment judgements for pupils at the end of KS2 in reading, writing, mathematics and science.  They are for use in the 2017/18 academic year.

Interim pre-KS2 standards

The pre-key stage standards are for pupils who are working below the overall standard of national curriculum tests.  If a pupil is working below these pre-key stage standards, their outcome should be reported using P scales.  They are for use in the 2017/18 academic year.

2018 KS2 teacher assessment guidance

Support for schools and LAs involved in the administration and moderation of statutory KS2 teacher assessment.

2018 teacher assessment exemplification: KS2 English writing

Examples of pupils' work to support teacher assessment of English writing at the end of KS2.

2016 teacher assessment exemplification: KS2 English reading

2016 teacher assessment exemplification: KS2 mathematics

2016 teacher assessment exemplification: KS2 science

The materials provide examples of pupils’ work to support teachers in making judgements against the statutory TA frameworks for at the end of KS2.  They were provided originally for the 2016 test cycle but may also be used with the 2018 TA frameworks.

Consultation outcome: Primary assessment in England

The Department for Education (DfE) has published the government’s response to the 'Primary assessment in England' consultation.  An impact assessment is available also.

Consultation outcome: Primary school pupil assessment – Rochford Review recommendations

The DfE has responded to a consultation on the recommendations of the Rochford Review of assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests.  An impact assessment is available also.

 

KS1/KS2 assessment

The writing samples have been provided by a selection of schools that were included in the 2017 local authority (LA) KS1 and KS2 external moderation process.  All pieces of writing were included in the samples selected for moderation and, in each case, teacher assessment judgements were validated by the LA moderator.  The LA would like to thank the schools that have provided writing samples;

KS1: Grange Primary, Grangefield Primary, Springbank Primary Academy, St. Mary's C of E Infants (Prestbury)

KS2 :Charlton Kings Junior Academy, Powells C of E Primary, Gastrells Community Primary, Rodborough Primary, St. Joseph's Catholic Primary, St. Peter's Catholic Primary, Watermoor C of E Primary. 

 

KS1/KS2 External Moderator Recruitment 

The local authority (LA) is seeking to appoint a team of external moderators to complete a statutory end of KS1 and KS2 writing moderation in June 2018. The role of an LA moderator is open to all qualified and serving primary practitioners, both headteachers and teachers, who meet the specification requirements. 

For further details please refer to:

KS1 Recruitment Information Document and Application form.

KS2 Recruitment Informaition Document and Applicaiton Form

 

KS1/KS2 Assessment CPD Programme 

These events are open to all Year 2 and Year 6 teachers

Year 2: The Pavilion, Cheltenham.  Cost: £80.00  9.15 am -3.30pm

The meeting will enable teachers to:

  • understand and follow the statutory requirements as set out in the 2018 KS1 ARA;
  • make robust and accurate evidence based assessment in English reading, English writing, mathematics and science.
  • Wednesday 10th January 2018
  • Monday 15th January 2018
  • Monday 22nd January 2018
  • Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Year 6: The Pavilion, Cheltenham.  Cost: £80.00  9.15 am-3.30 pm

 The meeting will enable teachers to:

  • understand and follow the statutory requirements as set out in the 2018 KS2 ARA;
  • make robust and accurate evidence based assessment in English writing.
  • Wednesday 24th January 2018
  • Thursday 25th January 2018
  • Monday 29th January 2018

To book a place please log in to the GCC Plus  website Business Support Services  The CPD events can be found under the "Training" tab.

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