Assessment Update - January 2017

Emma Woodhouse, 13th January 2017

January Updates

In the News...

DfE Publishes Overview of 2017 Primary Assessment

In a commitment to improve communication, the DfE have published an overview of 2017 Primary Assessment. Watch the video here.

Highlights include:

  • Announcement by Secretary of State for Education
  • Consequences of the commitment to making no changes before 2018/19
  • Primary assessment consultation
  • Minor Changes to 2017 assessments


In case you missed it...

Video recordings of the live webinars broadcast on 15 November can be accessed here.

For full summaries of these webinars, visit the Pupil Asset Website or follow these links:

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


Publication: School Performance Tables and Primary Accountability

In response to feedback about reforms to assessment, the DfE have recently published a video explaining Primary School Accountability. Watch the video here.

This is to support the revised primary accountability technical guidance.

An information leaflet is currently being produced to support both schools and parents.


New Publication: Key Stage 2 Similar Schools Guidance

The DfE have recently published a guide to support schools in understanding the primary performance tables.

The purpose of the guidance is to provide further context around key stage 2 performance and an insight into how schools are performing compared to those with similar intakes.

Read the full document here.

Alternatively, for an interesting take on how ‘useful’ this document actually is, check out the ‘Data Doctor’, James Pembroke’s Blog here.


Pupil Asset News...

 
Photos are a great way to show evidence
New National Curriculum Framework for PE Now Available
Due to popular demand, Pupil Asset users can now access our National Curriculum framework for PE (NC PE).

To choose which frameworks to turn on in your school, simply go to Admin > School Options > Frameworks and then view > All available.

To find out more on using the Pupil Asset APP to record photographic evidence
click here.


New Attainment 8 and Progress 8 Measures launched

Those who work in the secondary sector will be busy trying to get to grips with the new national accountability measures: Attainment 8 and Progress 8.

At Pupil Asset, we too have been working hard on this and we are pleased to now launch our new Attainment 8 and Progress 8 estimates within the system.

There will need to be some initial set up to get this up and running, therefore, we have created a comprehensive guide which can be found here.

Individual secondary schools will also be sent a PDF version of these help notes and as always, our support team are on hand to help.

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