Briefing: Primary assessment in England: Update on DfE plans

Policy product type
CSN briefing
Published date
October 11, 2017
Kathy Baker
Issues Covered
  • Assessment of children with special educational needs
  • Baseline assessment
  • School accountability
  • Teacher workload
Children's services and education, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance
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Primary assessment and accountability update and DfE consultation (June 2017)

The DfE has recently published plans for the future of assessment of primary aged children and those with special educational needs. This includes the end of the Key Stage 1 assessment to be replaced with a new Baseline Assessment and a new system for assessing children with learning difficulties.

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