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1 Assessment update Mary Boole and Nikki Tilson January 2014

2 EYFS 25% of schools will be moderated between 9 th and 20 th June. Schools that are being moderated will be notified during the final week of the Spring term ie w/b 31 st March Schools need to return their EYFS assessments to LA by Friday 27 th June. Refer to the EYFS guidance when awarding 3 points to a child

3 Phonics testing Test week, for Y1 and for Y2 who did not reach the threshold in Y1, is w/b 16 th June Absent pupils can be tested in w/b 23 rd June Final date for return of data to LA - 27 th June. Open from 16 th June Changes this year – threshold pass mark will not be released until 30 th June

4 KS1 moderation Approx 25% of schools will be moderated by the LA between 3 rd June and 13 th June Schools to be moderated will be told in the last week of the spring term ie w/b 31 st March 3 different pupils in each subject in each level in each class will need to be moderated ie 9 per class Final date for submission of data to LA – Wednesday 25 th June. Open from 2 nd June

5 KS2 Reminders (1) Changes to the reading test in 2014 – texts are not linked by theme. Sample level 3-5 reading materials, including the mark scheme, are available from the DfE website Maths – calculators not allowed in either paper L3-5, but are allowed in L6 paper.

6 Reminder (2) SPAG: Rules about correct use of capital and lower case letters Writing: Approximately 25% of schools will be moderated between 19 th May and 6 th June. Those schools will be notified in w/b 31 st March A minimum of 15% of pupils in each class are to be moderated ie 5 pupils Exemplification materials are on DfE website, including level 6

7 Y6 – pupil registration The pupil registration section of NCA tools opens on Monday 24 th February and closes on 21 st March This includes registration for L3-5 tests and L6 tests

8 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 to Deadline – strongly recommend Friday 20 th June (open from 12 th May)

9 KS2 Thresholds 2014 A school will be below the threshold if: Fewer than 65% of pupils achieve L4 in Reading, Writing, Maths (and SPAG?) AND It is below the median for progression by two levels in Reading, Writing, Maths Current Median for progress: Reading – 91% Writing – 95% Maths – 92%

10 Access arrangements Important changes: Schools will need to use the Access arrangements section of the NCA tools website and respond to a short series of questions about the child. They will be notified immediately of the outcome of their application via NCA tools The site opens on 3 rd February and closes on 14 th April

11 Training for School Administrators Thursday 27 th March – 9.30 – 12 (at Tooley St) Booking through Alison Carter

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