Morning, Thursday, 7th December 2017
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will consider next steps for reform to primary assessment and the implications for accountability.
It will be an opportunity to discuss the Government’s response to its consultation on the future of assessment in primary schools - including plans to reintroduce a ‘teacher-mediated’ baseline test for children in reception to measure progress throughout primary school, multiplication tables checks at Year 4 and to abandon Key Stage 1 SATs from 2023. Delegates at this seminar will also have the opportunity to consider Government plans to no longer require the collection of teacher assessment data of English and Maths at the end of Key Stage 2.
As Government also moves forward with the majority of recommendations made in the Rochford Review, including the removal of ‘P-levels’ for subject-specific learning, delegates will be able to discuss best ways to assess pupils working below the expected standard and the fairness of the assessment process to SEND pupils.
Further sessions will consider the recommendations of the Education Select Committee inquiry on primary assessment and the link between assessment and accountability - including their call for Government to lower the stakes of assessment at primary level following concerns surrounding the negative impact of the high-stakes use of data on teaching and learning.