What have we learnt from the new assessment and accountability arrangements? Practical next steps

The first few weeks of a new school year usually involves both looking forward and looking back. The summer of 2016 saw an almost completely new set of national assessment and accountability arrangements and schools are analysing how they’ve done and pondering the implications for the years ahead. We don’t have all the results yet […]

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A Guide to Assessment: Tools and support for primary schools in England

The removal of National Curriculum levels provides an opportunity the profession cannot afford to miss. We need to build teachers’ confidence in developing their own approaches to assessment that are focused on the needs of their pupils, tailored to the school’s curriculum and support really effective teaching. While moving away from a system of assessment […]

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