Presentation on theme: "Nikki Tilson – Assessment and Transitions Adviser"— Presentation transcript:
1 Nikki Tilson – Assessment and Transitions Adviser Assessment UpdateJune 2014Powerpoints handouts – 3 to a pageNotes pagesReforming Assessment and AccountabilityInfant schools, baselines, websites consultationReport of the NAHT Commission on AssessmentNikki Tilson – Assessment and Transitions Adviser1
2 Reforming Assessment and Accountability in Primary Schools Freedom for schools to decide how to track progressMore challenging testsIntroduction of scaled scores and new detailed performance descriptors linked to NCProgress measured from start of receptionExpectation of 85% to achieve new standard (good L4)Greater range of information published on schools websites“Our current expectations for primary schools are set too low” – links to GSCE performance 47% - L4 – get 5GSCE with Eng/Maths compared to 72% L4b+Principles largely unchangedOngoing teacher assessment is crucialFreedom to decide how to track progressBalance of teacher assessment and external testingFair and transparent accountability is key to successAttainment and progress are important to measure school performanceBroad range of information should be made available to parentsAssessment – challenging tests and scaled scores at end of key stages, detailed performance descriptors for KS1 and KS2 linked to new NCAccountability – floor standard of 85% to achieve new expected standard (good level 4) and progress from reception baseline, published on school websites
3 On Gov.uk…..Criteria for reception baseline – linked to CL, L and M, report a score for each child on a single scaleInfant school accountability – 2019 progress measured and published from reception baseline to end of KS1. No floor targets.Consultation on standardising what and how performance data is published on school websites - so parents can make comparisons easily. Want to develop a data application (widget) for schools to download onto their websites and amend School Information Regulations accordinglyCriteria for potential baseline assessments – linked to L and D requirements for CL, L and M (L and D = educational programmes for 7AOL, ELGs, assessment arrangements) Single objective binary decision for each assessment item. Not age standardised. Only 2.5% can achieve full marksInfant school accountability announcement – Summer % will be externally moderated.Low prior attainment funding for primary schools and infant schools will be based on outcomes of the reception baseline, not EYFSP after 2016.Schools performance – primary secondary and colleges/sixth forms. Returns power to parents.Will amend School Information Regulations that currently apply to maintained schools and extend to academies/free schoolsPlan to publish outcomes from consultation on Gov.uk in Autumn 2014
4 Headline Performance Measures Proposed standard format on primary school websites to include:Average progress made by pupils in R, W, M% of pupils achieving the expected standard in R, W, M at KS2Average score of pupils in the end of KS2 assessments% pupils who achieve a high score in all areas at KS2Visual comparison with other schoolsPupil progress from age (compared to others with similar starting points)What proportion reach the demanding new standard at age 11How well pupils do on average at age 11What proportion of their pupils are rated “high achieving”Infant schools will be measured on average progress made by pupils age 4-7 (baseline – TA in KS1)Data application - Automatically updated for you! To save you the onerous task of editing your website.
6 Questions for response Do you agree that the headline measures should be presented in a standard way?Do you agree that there should be a visual presentation of the data to aid understanding?Do you have any different suggestions for how the data might be presented visually?Will the examples given improve understanding and meet the aims set out in the document?Where should the measures be available? (e.g. school website, BBC website or Goc.uk website?)Other question linked to data application (wideget) and 1 about compliance/changes to School Information Regulationscloses 4th July
7 Timeline Sept 2014 – July 2015 New performance descriptors introduced Continue teaching current curriculum to Y2 and Y6 in R, W, M and SciPossible GPS test in KS1??????Sept 2015 – July 2016New tests in KS1 and KS2Optional reception baseline in 2015 (progress measured in 2022 from R or KS1)Sept 2016 – July 2017Reception baseline -only measure of progress- 2023EYFSP no longer compulsoryKS1 assessments remain statutory but not a measure of progressKS2 performance descriptors????
8 LA assessment updatePSC week – keep materials secure until Fri 27th JuneHDF to be completed once all checks for eligible pupils have been done.Assessment working party developed from the curriculum working party – assessment without levelsReport of the NAHT commission on assessment has useful principles and design checklistGood practise assessment links on Gov.uk websiteThanks to all schools who provided PSC timetablesThanks for all the teachers who have participated in moderation in KS2, KS1 and EYFS.Have you begun to consider how you will track progress of NC, in groups, as LA,LA support – working party – to select tracking from proposed models, and choose a baselineLynn and Diane to develop a tracking system from new NC for Southwark?Gwen Sinnott attendedReport of the NAHT commission on assessment – Feb 2014MD and I attending a conference – good practise modelskey stage 1 assessments reportingIf a child starts at a new school before the summer half-term holiday, the new school must report the child's results to the LA.If a child starts at a new school after the summer half-term holiday, the previous school must report the child's results to the LA. This includes children who transfer to a new school during the holiday.If a child moves school within year 2, the new school must report the end of key stage results to the child's parents.- Please keep delivery notes and sign them for KS2 and PSCMaladministration on the increase and DfE have sent list of schools to ne monitored.- Good practise re use of readers is not having 1-1 but children in small groups and always 2 adults in the roomKS2 update - Submitting teacher assessment dataHow to read test questions to childrenUse of pens in the tests
9 Deadlines for data submission to LA EYFS Profile - Friday 27th JunePSC – changed to Wednesday 2nd JulyKS1 - Wednesday 25th June (Open - 2nd June)KS2 teacher assessment - All schools should submit their KS2 teacher assessments (including P scales), directly to the STA on the Teacher Assessment section of NCA tools ( We also ask that schools send the data toDeadline – strongly recommend Friday 20th June (open from 12th May)