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Key Stage 2 Writing NCT Changes for 2012 - Have you seen this!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Tiggermet, Sep 13, 2011.






  1. Just thought I would
    highlight the following weblink from the DFE assessment page </font>http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/Assessment/a00197755/key-stage-2-assessment-in-2012<font face="Times New Roman">
    which clearly outlines the proposals for 2012 and are very interesting. Apologies if someone has already highlighted
    this but thought it was worth &ldquo;bumping&rdquo; this issue back to the top, especially
    for Year 6 teachers! </font>



    What does everyone think
    about these proposals?</font>



    Some of the key suggestions
    from the page&hellip;</font>


    <font face="Times New Roman">The 2012 Key Stage 2 National Curriculum
    tests will be held in the week beginning 14 May 2012. Externally marked tests
    will take place in:</font>


    • <li style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;tab-stops:list 36.0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman">mathematics</font>
      <li style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;tab-stops:list 36.0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman">reading.</font>
    <font face="Times New Roman">Externally marked level 6 tests in reading
    and mathematics will be available to schools in 2012 to administer to eligible
    pupils on an optional basis. These tests will take place on Monday 21 May and
    Tuesday 22 May.</font>

    <font face="Times New Roman">Lord Bew&rsquo;s review recommended that the time
    in which pupils who are absent (for a valid reason) can take a National
    Curriculum test should be extended to up to a week, and that this should be
    trialled in 2012. The Assessment and Reporting Arrangements
    document will provide details of how this will operate.</font>

    <font face="Times New Roman">The interim arrangements for writing this
    year will be similar to the approach at the end of Key Stage 1. A pupil&rsquo;s
    writing result will be a teacher assessment judgment of their work across Year
    6. Teachers&rsquo; judgments will be informed by and take account of (but not be
    limited by) the pupil&rsquo;s result on a standard test that will be sent to schools
    earlier in the spring term. The test can be administered by schools at a time
    of their choosing and then marked internally; alternatively, schools may prefer
    a test to take place in test week (as in previous years) and be externally
    marked. In either case, the test result will inform a teacher assessment
    judgment. It is solely the teacher assessment in writing (and not test results)
    that will be published, that will contribute towards an overall English level
    and that will be used for accountability purposes.</font>

    <font face="Times New Roman">A sample of schools&rsquo; teacher assessment
    judgments in writing will also be subject to light-touch external moderation.
    In line with Lord Bew&rsquo;s recommendations, moderation will look at the evidence
    from the ordinary marked work produced across Year 6; schools will not be
    expected to produce any additional work or compile portfolios.</font>

    <font face="Times New Roman">Schools are required to submit teacher
    assessment judgments for all pupils in the following subjects (including their
    attainment targets):</font>


    • <li style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;tab-stops:list 36.0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman">English</font>
      <li style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;tab-stops:list 36.0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman">mathematics</font>
      <li style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;tab-stops:list 36.0pt;" class="MsoNormal"><font face="Times New Roman">science.</font>
    <font face="Times New Roman">Full details of schools&rsquo; statutory assessment
    responsibilities will be published in the Assessment and Reporting
    Arrangements document.</font>
     
  2. nmason

    nmason New commenter

    Very interesting thanks for sharing!
     
  3. No problem!
     
  4. I think I need to know this! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Happy to help out!
     

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