Assessment Update - August 2016

Steph Reddington, 17th August 2016

August Updates

In the News...

2016 School and College Performance Tables – Statement of Intent Released

Sitting at the heart of the accountability framework are the nationally published performance tables.

This latest publication from the DfE sets out the plans for the content of the 2016 school and college performance tables. It also provides an overview of future accountability developments, signposting readers to more detailed information.

After a turbulent year for assessment, schools will be pleased to hear that there are no major surprises with perhaps the only noteworthy change being the removal of 'in school' attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

Concerns Raised over Tougher Threshold for EBacc Qualification

School leaders and data experts have warned that the number of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate next year will fall dramatically as DfE announces that Grade 5s will be required instead of the easier Grade C which is currently sufficient to achieve the award.

This is in contrast to its stance on post-16 re-sits for GCSE Maths and English where a Grade 4 will be sufficient to ensure that students do not have to retake the tests.

Read the full TES Insight article.

Pupil Asset News...

NEW Key Stage 2 Reporting Features

Pupil Asset users now have instant access to full Key Stage 2 data analysis following this years’ SATs.

As well as individual pupil breakdown, including details of scaled scores, Interim Teacher assessments and combined KS2 scores, Pupil Asset now provides cohort breakdowns for each subject.

Read more about uploading/entering your KS2 results.

To view your KS2 data analysis simply go to Reports > Other Reports.