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KS2 Coasting Measure Primary schools will be ‘coasting’ in 2017 if they fall below the following standards in all of the three years: In 2015: fewer than 85% of pupils achieve a level 4 in English reading, writing and maths and below the national median percentage of pupils make expected progress in all of English …

KS2 Floor targets were confirmed last week and can be found in the “Primary school accountability in 2017” document. They remain the same as last year. To be above the floor a school must: • have 65%+ of pupils at the expected standard in reading, writing and maths; or • achieve Value Added scores better …

It may seem an obvious statement, but no school can be successful in all aspects if it works entirely alone. It needs to gather ideas, share experiences and access new skills and approaches. It also needs the capacity not just to improve standards and provide a rich curriculum but also to access funding, improve its …

The DfE launched an updated version of Analyse School Performance (ASP) in July 2017. ASP is accessed through the DfE “Secure Access” portal. If you are having problems accessing your school please contact the DfE as set out on the Secure Access home page. The service now includes 2017 Question Level Analysis (QLA) and named …

On the 24th July 2017 the DfE published it’s Statement of Intent for the School and College Performance tables. This is the document which sets out the key measures schools are to be evaluated on at both the primary and secondary phase. This year the statement contained very little new information although we have summarised …

On the 31st August 2017 the DfE published SFR 43/2017  – National curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2. The statistical release contained the following Key Stage 2 provisional national figures: As can be seen in the table above national proportions and scaled scores increased in 2017, some quite significantly. This has had a knock-on effect …

Ofsted released its “School Inspection Update: Special Edition” on 8th September. The update contained: The announcement of the replacement of the Inspection Dashboard with a new Inspection Data Summary Report (IDSR). The new report contains: Front page overview of data with “areas to investigate” Context pages showing pupil characteristics and prior attainment Less group data …

National Averages – 61% of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compared to just 53% in 2016, that’s up 8% nationally. The national has risen much closer to the floor standard of 65%. National Average scaled scores: Reading – 104 (up by 1 from 103 in 2016) GPS – 106 (up …

The raw scores, scaled scores and mark scripts have been made available on the NCA tools website today. Also available is a full summary of individual pupil’s results from the SATs and teacher assessments (TA). Although the NCA tools site publishes each pupils scaled score, the DfE have provided the conversion tables here. The raw …

As in 2016 teacher assessments are to be used to report on the outcomes of pupils at the end of KS1. These assessments will take into account a pupil’s performance in national curriculum tests (SATs) in mathematics, English reading and English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Scaled scores are used to report the outcomes of these …

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