Some notes about KS1 assessment

As with yesterday’s blog, I have sacrificed myself on your behalf, and watched the DfE webinar about primary assessment. There was much repetition again of what we already know from the assessment and test frameworks, but also a few things that are worth noting. I tweeted as I watched, and repeat most of those tweets here:

(I should clarify here that the ruler is only allowed in the reasoning paper, not the arithmetic paper)

(For clarity: there is a slight variation on the rules for handwriting, which means that pupils who can do everything but achieve the legibility statement can still be awarded the ‘expected standard’)

(For clarity, LAs will select further schools to moderate on top of the central list, leading to 25% of schools being moderated each year)

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7 thoughts on “Some notes about KS1 assessment

  1. Vicky 24 November 2015 at 8:23 pm Reply

    Thanks again for this.
    Aged 7 and no equipment for the maths tests! How are we supposed to make sure children have concrete understanding and not just taught rote methods!!

  2. cazzypot2013 24 November 2015 at 9:21 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.

  3. Emma 25 November 2015 at 12:16 pm Reply

    Hi Michael, will the children receive a scaled score which covers all the tests or will each raw test result also have a scaled score attached.

    • Michael Tidd 25 November 2015 at 12:45 pm Reply

      Hi Emma – it is a separate scaled score for each of the test sets, so a score for Reading, one for Maths and one for GPS.

      • Emma 25 November 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply

        Thanks, so when looking at progress will there be a progress measure for each subject then an overall or will the scaled score be averaged and the progress measure calculated?
        Also, do you know if there will be any progress measure for writing? I am assuming that GPS will not carry a progress measure as there wasn’t a test in KS1 in GPS.

        • Michael Tidd 25 November 2015 at 1:55 pm

          These are the questions that we don’t seem to have answers to yet!
          We know that the progress for each subject can/will be calculated separately, but it’s not clear whether they will then be combined to produce a single over-arcing progress score.
          As you say, there won’t be anything for GPS yet, but presumably there will be something for Writing based on the very simplistic data we have available. I think we can expect to see the detail of those calculations from the DfE in the new year.

  4. theplews 25 November 2015 at 7:27 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on Big Blog of Teaching Ideas.

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