Consultation launched – primary assessment in England
April 6, 2017
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a public consultation on the future of the primary assessment system in England. Details are included in a statement made to Parliament on 30 March by Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening.
The consultation sets out wide-ranging proposals for improving the primary assessment system. These include consideration of the best starting point from which to measure pupils' progress, how to ensure the assessment system is proportionate, and how to improve end of key stage assessments.
A parallel consultation, also launched this week, is asking for views on the recommendations of the independent Rochford Review. The recommendations focus on the future of statutory assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2.
All those with an interest in primary education are encouraged to engage with these consultation exercises and to share their opinions and insights. Both consultations are open until 22 June 2017.