As part of the 2013 Primary Assessment and Accountability consultation, the DfE consulted on a set of core principles to underpin effective assessment systems within schools. Following feedback from the consultation responses, these principles were further developed by an independent Expert Panel.
The principles are designed to help all schools as they implement arrangements for assessing pupils’ progress against their school curriculum; Government will not impose a single system for ongoing assessment.
Read the principles in full.
And find out more in Sue Walton's expert article on the document that unpicks and explains the implications for schools of this set of principles.
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