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  • Key Stage 4 and 5 data release

    Key Stage 4 and 5 data release

    The DfE is due to release the following on 25 January 2018:

    16 Jan 2018 12:18pm

  • News Review – 09 January 2018

    News Review – 09 January 2018

    The Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle yesterday brought about the resignation of Justine Greening former Secretary for Education who has been replaced by Damian Hinds, reports the BBC.

    09 Jan 2018 10:18am

  • Standards and Testing Agency seek three Early Years experts

    Standards and Testing Agency seek three Early Years experts

    The Department for Education intends to run a competitive procurement process for the development and delivery of an assessment for reception aged children to baseline their prior attainment at their point of entry to the English schools system (a Reception Baseline Assessment).

    19 Dec 2017 10:03am

  • News Review  - 11 December 2017

    News Review - 11 December 2017

    TES reports on the upcoming Ofqual statistics, due to be released this week, on the number of GCSE and A-level remark requests and the proportion that resulted in a grade change.

    12 Dec 2017 11:48am

  • Chartered Educational Assessor training returns

    Chartered Educational Assessor training returns

    The Chartered Educational Assessor (CEA) is the benchmark of assessment excellence awarded under the CIEA Royal Charter and we are delighted that last weekend saw the return of the CEA training.

    28 Nov 2017 1:40pm

  • NQT Foundations and Principles of Assessment

    NQT Foundations and Principles of Assessment

    We spent two fantastic days last week delivering our Foundations and Principles of Assessment course to some really enthusiastic primary and secondary newly-qualified teachers.

    20 Nov 2017 12:09pm

  • News Review – 13 November 2017

    News Review – 13 November 2017

    The TES reports that ahead of the release of ‘special consideration’ figures by Ofqual this week, including the number of GCSE and A Level papers that were given extra marks because of exceptional circumstances, there are questions which need to be considered.

    14 Nov 2017 1:26pm

  • Ofqual update - Exam Stakeholder Executive Group 08 November 2017

    Ofqual update - Exam Stakeholder Executive Group 08 November 2017

    This year’s exams – analysis

    14 Nov 2017 10:57am

  • News review - 07 November 2017

    News review - 07 November 2017

    The TES’s weekend read focuses on reports of an emerging crisis in English education.

    07 Nov 2017 2:27pm

  • News Review - 16 October 2017

    News Review - 16 October 2017

    Ofsted chief Amanda Spielman warns that schools in England are focussing on “teaching to the test” rather than supporting a broader curriculum, reports the BBC.

    16 Oct 2017 2:17pm

  • News Review - 09 October 2017

    News Review - 09 October 2017

    TES reports that the Programme for International Assessment (Pisa) is considering how to assess pupils’ creativity to supplement information already gathered in tests carried out with 15 year-olds in maths, reading and science.

    09 Oct 2017 9:54am

  • Are you a senior examiner and a teacher too?

    Are you a senior examiner and a teacher too?

    Ofqual is conducting a review of the safeguards around the creation of exam papers and other confidential assessment materials, in particular the involvement of teachers in the production process.

    26 Sep 2017 1:54pm

  • News Review – 25 September 2017

    News Review – 25 September 2017

    Amidst fears that Scotland’s new standardised national assessments would lead to the introduction of school league tables, The TES reports that Scotland’s education secretary John Swinney has said that the Scottish government will only have access to data at a ‘national level’.

    25 Sep 2017 12:21pm

  • News Review – 18 September 2017

    News Review – 18 September 2017

    The BBC reports on the Government announcement that SATs for seven year-olds will be scrapped, stating that the move has been met with approval by teachers.

    18 Sep 2017 12:21pm

  • News Review - 11 September 2017

    News Review - 11 September 2017

    The BBC report that Weald of Kent Grammar School in Tonbridge is the first new grammar school to be opened in 50 years.

    11 Sep 2017 1:45pm

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