Is a ‘simple’ baseline test for four-year-olds about to bring the fight over primary assessment to a head? | david

TES – Last week, the NEU vowed to disrupt the baseline assessments of four-year-olds. This week, the government announced that NFER had won the contract to begin testing in September 2020. Battle lines have been drawn.

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Progress 8 could be undermined by rogue primary test scores | david

TES – Secondary schools’ Progress 8 scores are being undermined by the performance of pupils from primary schools with “anomalously high” results, new research suggests.

Education Datalab – Difficult questions about some schools’ Key Stage 2 results.

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