With this year’s National Tests now over, our minds can’t help but turn to the next round of statutory assessments and the challenges they bring. We understand that this is a topic of uncertainty for schools, so we asked Deputy Headteacher Michael Tidd to share his knowledge on what we currently know – and what we don’t – about primary assessment in the new curriculum. We’ve included some key points below, but you can read the full article on our assessment site here.
||What we know
||What we don't know
||Reception Baseline Assessments will start in 2015. It's not compulsory, but schools who opt out will be judged on attainenment alone in 20122
||The final approved list of Reception Baseline providers, and how the outcomes of the different tests will be compared
|Key Stage 1
||Phonics test remains in Year 1. A grammar, punctuation and spelling test will be introduced for the first time alongside new reading and maths tests.
||What the new tests will look like, or what teachers will be judging their teacher assessments against.
|Key Stage 2
||There will be new tests from summer 2016 in line with the new curriculum. The mental maths paper is replaced with a written arithmetic paper.
||What the tests will look like or what the expectations will be for 11-year-olds. Progress measures remain a mystery too.
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