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In 2016 Pupils in Y2 will no longer be assessed using National Curriculum levels instead reading, writing and maths will be Teacher Assessed across 4 categories – working towards the expected standard, at the expected standard, at greater depth within the expected standard and those that do not meet the ‘working towards’ standard. These Teacher …

Those pupils taking the KS2 tests in May 2016 are the first to be assessed against the new national curriculum.  The test outcomes and the Teacher Assessments will no longer be reported using levels and APS. Progress will no longer be evaluated by the proportion making expected and more than expected progress. Attainment – Writing …

Reception baseline assessment will not be used as a starting point to measure pupil progress. On 7th April 2016, following the results of a comparative study, the DfE announced that the 3 different assessment approaches tested on entry to reception were not sufficiently comparable to create a fair starting point from which to measure pupils’ progress …

The DfE’s Primary school accountability in 2016 sets out the headline measures, which will appear in the performance tables in 2016 the percentage of pupils achieving the ‘expected standard’ in reading, writing and maths at the end of key stage 2 the pupils’ average scaled score: in reading in maths the percentage of pupils who achieve …

The coasting definition taken from the DfE Intervening in failing, underperforming and coasting schools – Consultation response paper – March 2016 For primary schools: • From 2016 where fewer than 85% of children achieve the new higher expected standard at the end of primary and pupils do not make good enough progress and average progress made by …

Perhaps the most controversial element of the White Paper is the stated aim that “By 2020, all schools will be academies or in the process of becoming academies; by the end of 2022, local authorities will no longer maintain schools”. Before May 2010 there were just 203 academies, by December 2015 the total sponsored and …

Additional Needs, Alternative Provision and the White Paper – the Big Issues

This section of the White Paper details strategies for enhancing the performance of, and unlocking the “full potential of every child, including both the lowest attaining and the brightest pupils”. It says the Government will focus on boosting the attainment of four groups of children neglected by the previous curriculum and accountability system: Lowest attaining …

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