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Primary assessment for non-primary people: a very quick guide

By James Pembroke / June 28, 2017 / 6 Comments

The DfE collects a bewildering array of data from primary schools. This quick guide to statutory assessment is here to help. Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP)This assessment takes place at the end of the reception year when pupils are 5 years old. It  comprises 17 early learning goals (ELGs) against which pupils are assessed…

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The Data Burden

By James Pembroke / June 6, 2017 / 5 Comments

In implementing a new approach to assessment and tracking we must first weigh up our desire for data against any impact on workload. Sometimes those seemingly minor tweaks can produce a butterfly effect, placing huge demands on teachers’ time that are most likely disproportionate to any benefit gained from the data. Before embarking on a new…

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The beginning of the end

By James Pembroke / June 6, 2017 / 1 Comment

The DfE’s primary assessment consultation, which closes on the 22nd June, focuses on a number of aspects of statutory assessment but it really centres on the baseline, the point from which pupils’ progress to the end of KS2 will be measured. The DfE’s preferred option is to set the baseline at the beginning of the…

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