Assessing learning under the new National Curriculum

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/nationalcurriculum2014/a00225864/assessing-without-levels

Ofsted’s inspections will be informed by whatever pupil tracking data schools choose to keep. Schools will continue to benchmark their performance through statutory end of key stage assessments, including national curriculum tests. In the consultation on primary assessment and accountability, the department will consult on core principles for a school’s curriculum and assessment system.

I’ve never been a fan of levels, they are arbitrary and confusing.  However, I really worry that the changes announced here will mean high stakes testing in the style of Massachusetts.  I could be wrong.

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