Posted on Thursday 10th Mar 2016
The government has sought to reassure teachers who are up in arms about new primary assessment arrangements with a much-anticipated clarification document published tonight. Here are the main points:
Teachers and headteachers have been widely concerned that the standard set for the new writing assessment was not the level 4b which they had been expecting, but instead closer to the higher level 5.
The clarification document states: “In the new system the threshold of the expected standard is broadly equivalent to the previous level 4b, but pupils working at the expected standard will have a range of attainment.”
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