The House of Commons Education Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into primary assessment, following the controversy around this year’s key stage two SATs. The inquiry will seek to understand:
the purpose of primary assessment and how well the current system meets this
the advantages and disadvantages of assessing pupils at primary school
how the most recent reforms have affected teaching and learning
logistics and delivery of the SATs
training and support needed for teachers and senior leaders to design and implement effective assessment systems
next steps following the most recent reforms to primary assessment
Anyone can submit evidence to the committee’s inquiry and you may wish to discuss some of the issues raised with your governing board or senior leadership team. NGA will be giving written evidence to the inquiry and would welcome any feedback from members – contact Fay Holland (firstname.lastname@example.org).