Primary Assessment changes… again! | Michael Tidd

First of all, let me say that I’m pleased that primary assessment is changing again, because it’s been a disaster in so many ways. So here is a summary of the changes at each key stage – with my thoughts about each. Early Years Foundation Stage Profile The EYFS Profile will stay, but will be … Continue reading Primary Assessment changes… again!

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Will we see a leap in Writing attainment? | Michael Tidd

I’ve long been clear that I think that the current system of assessing writing at KS2 (and at KS1 for that matter) is so flawed as to be completely useless. The guidance on independence is so vague and open to interpretation and abuse, the framework so strictly applied (at least in theory), and moderation so … Continue reading Will we see a leap in Writing attainment?

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Platitudes don’t reduce workload | Michael Tidd

There’s no denying that workload remains a significant issue in our profession.  However, the solutions are not to be found in platitudes and pleasantries. Two popular solutions have cropped up this weekend and both need dropping. The first is slightly tangential, and focuses in theory on wellbeing. The problem with that is that the biggest …

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Platitudes don’t reduce workload | Michael Tidd

There’s no denying that workload remains a significant issue in our profession.  However, the solutions are not to be found in platitudes and pleasantries. Two popular solutions have cropped up this weekend and both need dropping. The first is slightly tangential, and focuses in theory on wellbeing. The problem with that is that the biggest […]

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KS2 Writing: Moderated & Unmoderated Results | Michael Tidd

After the chaos of last year’s writing assessment arrangements, there have been many questions hanging over the results, one of which has been the difference between the results of schools which had their judgements moderated, and those which did not. When the question was first raised, I was doubtful that it would show much difference. Indeed, …

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