NAHT Edge warns testing culture must change

NAHT Edge warns testing culture must change

Students are marked down for the shape of semi-colons in this year's SATs

Teachers across the country are outraged as students are marked down for the size and shape of their semi colons.

12 July 2017/Number of views (1324)/Comments (0)/
KS2 scaled score conversion tables

KS2 scaled score conversion tables

The STA has published KS2 scaled score conversion tables for 2016 and 2017

The STA has published KS2 scaled score conversion tables for 2016 and 2017

04 July 2017/Number of views (1566)/Comments (0)/
Interim KS2 national attainment data published

Interim KS2 national attainment data published

The DfE have today released interim 2017 KS2 national attainment figures

 The DfE have released interim 2017 KS2 national attainment figures. 

04 July 2017/Number of views (1359)/Comments (0)/
Latest OCR policy briefing released - May 2017

Latest OCR policy briefing released - May 2017

OCR has released its latest newsletter

Read the latest update from OCR on the Ofqual corporate plan, Apprenticeships and fluctuations in exam results

26 May 2017/Number of views (1707)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
2019 performance tables: technical and vocational qualifications

2019 performance tables: technical and vocational qualifications

Updated to include the full list of qualifications to Tech levels

Latest guidance on technical and vocational qualifications for teaching from September 2017

18 May 2017/Number of views (1936)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Practical suggestions to help boost literacy skills of pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

Practical suggestions to help boost literacy skills of pupils in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

New guidance reports from the Education Endowment Fund

New guidance reports from the Education Endowment Fund

28 April 2017/Number of views (1866)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Ofqual’s position on inter-subject comparability and native speakers in modern foreign languages

Ofqual’s position on inter-subject comparability and native speakers in modern foreign languages

Details on Ofqual’s confirmation of its policy position on inter-subject comparability and native speakers in modern foreign languages

Details on Ofqual’s confirmation of its policy position on inter-subject comparability and native speakers in modern foreign languages

27 April 2017/Number of views (2217)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Volatility happens: Understanding variation in schools’ GCSE results

Volatility happens: Understanding variation in schools’ GCSE results

Changes in results are not necessarily a reliable indicator of school effectiveness

A report out earlier this month from Cambridge Assessments, argues that volatility in schools’ GCSE exam results is normal, quantifiable and predictable

25 April 2017/Number of views (2092)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Rochford review consultation survey

Rochford review consultation survey

Respond to our survey and share your views on the Rochford Review consultation.

Share your views on the Rochford Review consultation.

24 April 2017/Number of views (2764)/Comments (0)/
Perceptions of AS/A levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England – Wave 15

Perceptions of AS/A levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England – Wave 15

Ofqual's annual survey looks at perceptions of qualifications in England

Ofqual's annual survey looking at perceptions of AS/A levels, GCSEs and Other Qualifications in England.

12 April 2017/Number of views (1896)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Latest OCR policy briefing released

Latest OCR policy briefing released

OCR newsletter on latest educational skills policy news and developments

OCR have released their latest monthly newsletter which provides information on the latest education and skills policy news and developments.

06 April 2017/Number of views (1879)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Ofqual's National Reference Test

Ofqual's National Reference Test

Has your school taken part this year?

Has your school taken part in Ofqual's Reference Test? Ofqual would like your feedback.

24 February 2017/Number of views (1928)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Revised A level and other 16-18 results in England, 2015 to 2016

Revised A level and other 16-18 results in England, 2015 to 2016

Revised information on the achievements of 16-18 year olds in England for 2015-16

The DfE has published a statistical first release (SFR) providing revised information on the overall achievements of 16 to 18 year olds for the 2015/16 academic year, including A levels and other academic level 3 qualifications, technical and applied level 3 qualifications, and level 2 English and maths qualifications (for students without a good pass at key stage 4).

26 January 2017/Number of views (2212)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Assessment Review Group publishes report on the future of assessment

Assessment Review Group publishes report on the future of assessment

The independent Assessment Review Group was established in May 2016

It is hoped that the report will act as a conversation starter, and a tool to provoke further thought and discussion in the lead up to consultation. 

18 January 2017/Number of views (2284)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Percentage of schools that meet the KS2 coasting definition

Percentage of schools that meet the KS2 coasting definition

Information on the percentage of schools that meet the KS2 coasting definition by local authority and region

Information on the percentage of schools that meet the KS2 coasting definition by local authority and region

13 January 2017/Number of views (2602)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
Curriculum and Assessment Campaign Report September to November 2016

Curriculum and Assessment Campaign Report September to November 2016

Activities and press coverage

A summary of NAHT campaign objectives and activities in our curriculum and assessment campaign

03 January 2017/Number of views (2422)/Comments (0)/
Revised data on Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessments and performance tables now live

Revised data on Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Assessments and performance tables now live

DfE revised data includes breakdowns by pupil characteristics

On 15 December 2016 a Statistical First Release (SFR) on KS2 National Curriculum Assessments was published providing breakdowns by pupil characteristics and information on the number of schools below the new floor standard, and the number of schools meeting the proposed definition for coasting.

22 December 2016/Number of views (1887)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
Research round-up 29 November 2016

Research round-up 29 November 2016

A summary of research findings from the last week

Please find for your interest, details of research reports released in the last week.

29 November 2016/Number of views (2671)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
RAISEonline: primary member concerns

RAISEonline: primary member concerns

Concerns and feedback from our primary members about this year's RAISEonline report to the DfE

NAHT has highlighted concerns and feedback from our primary members about this year's RAISEonline report to the DfE. At the time, the secondary report had not yet been published.

29 November 2016/Number of views (3313)/Comments (0)/
RAISEonline: secondary member concerns

RAISEonline: secondary member concerns

NAHT has highlighted concerns and feedback about this year’s RAISEonline report

NAHT has highlighted concerns and feedback from our primary members about this year’s RAISEonline report. At the time, the secondary report had not yet been published.

29 November 2016/Number of views (3065)/Comments (0)/
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James Bowen

New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.

Susan Young