Articles in 'assessment'

  • Musings of a Moderator

    15th Jun 2016

      We like this time of year. Y6 moderation time. And although this year is different in many ways, essentially we get to spend the next few weeks reading children’s writing and this is still the best part of the job of being a literacy consultant.   This year’s assessment has r...
  • Taking Ownership of Assessment

    27th May 2016

    As another season of SATs draws to a close and the yearly cycle of moderation begins, we thought this an apt time to reflect upon assessment.  Never has school assessment been so controversial, drawn so many headlines or created such an emotional response from teachers and parents alike. So: wh...
  • Testing Times for Grammar

    3rd Dec 2012

    This academic year will be an interesting, and no doubt controversial one, with changes in place for the way children are tested in writing at the end of Key Stage 2. Lord Bew’s recommendations for the tests have been fully adopted by the DfE and children, as well as being given a teacher asse...
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