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Implications for Teaching and Learning 2017 - a preview

Every year, Rising Stars commissions a team of experienced teachers and consultants to review the Key Stage 2 national test papers. They provide analysis of the questions, which help schools prepare children for future tests - find out more about the reports here. Read more »

Grasping grammar terminology ahead of the national tests

We’ve extracted the used terminology from 2016’s test papers from our Implications for Teaching: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling report to help you identify the correct grammar terminology your children should be learning and identifying in the tests.
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Using Achieve to help support national test booster groups at my school

Thanks to Michael Tidd for this pre-national tests blog post all about getting the most of revision and practice in the months leading up to the tests! Read more »

How Yew Tree Community School used Achieve 100 for national test success

At Rising Stars we love hearing from schools about how they are putting our resources to work in the classroom. Dawn Saxena, Assistant Head, Maths Leader and Year 6 Leader at Yew Tree Community School, talks about how her school has been using Achieve for national test success!

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Key stage 2 progress measures: what do schools need to know?

From today, primary schools will be able to log on and check their key stage 2 progress data on the Tables Checking website. This data will show how a school has done in the new progress measures following this summer's key stage 2 national tests.

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Looking back, Looking forward – National Tests 2016

We have collated feedback that has come directly from you to highlight the following areas that children found most challenging in the recent National Tests. Find out whether your experience matches that of colleagues across the country – and also how we may be able to help. Don’t forget to check out the free resources too!

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Andrea Carr MD and Founder of Rising Stars is delighted to announce the launch of Achieve Online Mathematics

The first two resources ever published by Rising Stars were two revision guides: Achieve Level 5 English and Achieve Level 5 Maths, edited in the spare bedroom of my house in Bromley and published with much trepidation in 2002. I can hardly believe that was fourteen years ago! I’m fortunate enough to have brilliant colleagues and they have spent the last year or so developing the latest generation of Achieve resources – Achieve Online Mathematics which will launch in July 2016.

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We are ERA finalists!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for four ERA awards!

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