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How will the government respond to our assessment recommendations from #TestingTheWater?

The government has today responded to the Education Select Committee’s report on primary assessment and in doing so, picked up on numerous themes from our new report, #TestingTheWater. 1. Testing the Water calls for headline league tables to shift to three year averages. Doing so would reduce the impact of year on year volatility (based …

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How can assessment underpin, not undermine, great teaching?

The publication of our ground breaking vision for how assessment can better support great teaching,  ‘Testing the Water’  has prompted widespread discussion in the media. In the run up to publication TES published a comment piece from Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, arguing that assessment needs to become a tool not …

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Most classroom teachers lack confidence assessing their pupils

New report calls for better accountability measures, more support for teachers, and greater understanding of assessment across education sector. Government, schools and assessment bodies must do more to put assessment at the heart of great teaching. Report analyses assessment systems across the world and features contributions from world-leading experts. All trainee teachers should be tested on …

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How can we develop creative writing in schools?

Today LKMco, First Story and Paper Nations publish a literature review showing how schools currently develop young people’s creative writing, and how the impact of creative writing interventions could be strengthened. The literature review examines six key themes: Sustainability Engagement Skill development Best practice and pedagogy for creative writing Networks Valuing creative writing The report finds that while …

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