On 11th April the DfE published “Primary Assessment in England and Wales”, which sets out the intentions for assessment to be implemented in all schools by the end of 2020.
Key points to note are:
NFER has been awarded the contract to design and deliver a new baseline assessment.
The Reception Baseline Assessment will be administered as a twenty-minute, teacher-recorded assessment of children’s communication, language, literacy and early mathematics skills.
When the baseline is fully established, Key Stage 1 assessments will become non-statutory for first, infant and all-through primary schools.
From 2027, reception to Key Stage 2 progress measures will be published for all-through primary schools, but not for those with a different age range.
First, infant middle and junior schools will not have progress measures published. These schools will continue to be responsible for demonstrating the progress their pupils have made based on their own assessment information.