The Department for Education’s consultation on the draft Performance Descriptors ends on 18 December 2014. The consultation has been open since October and the results will be published in February 2015. The final descriptors will be published in the autumn.
There has been considerable discussion on social media from various sectors of the education community. The debate contains many strong opinions on whether or not the performance descriptors can do the job they are designed to do, but the number of responses to the consultation remains low. You can submit your response here https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/performance-descriptors-key-stages-1-and-2.
Rising Stars has submitted a response, adding our voice to a consultation which will shape the nature of Primary assessment in the future.
Numerous teachers and organisations have come up with some interesting responses. Here is a summary with links to some of them:
, key stage 1
, key stage 2