Primary assessment in England - Westminster Education Forum
This seminar will examine the next steps for primary assessment in England, looking at:
- The national rollout of the baseline assessment;
- The future for primary assessment beyond reception; and
- Assessment of children below the national curriculum standard.
Speakers and their expected contributions
The agenda includes keynote addresses from:
- Jim Magee, Head of Assessment Policy, Standards and Testing Agency, Department for Education – on the implementation of baseline assessment in England and the wider primary assessment landscape;
- Jon Gibson, Member, NASEN Advisory Group – on priorities for assessments that meet the needs of pupils working below the national curriculum standard; and
- Senior speaker confirmed from NFER – on the development of the baseline assessment, and how it will work in practice.
There will be further speaking contributions from:
- Claire Harnden, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, South Farnham Educational Trust – on the experience of their MAT in the implementation and use of the baseline assessment;
- Tiffnie Harris, Primary Specialist, ASCL – on views of their members on the introduction of the baseline assessment;
- Kerry-Jane Packman, Development and Membership Director, Parentkind – on the implementation of the baseline assessment, and wider views on assessments at primary level; and
- Cassie Young, Head of School, Brenzett CoE Primary School, Kent – on her experience of how primary assessment can be most effectively utilised, as well as the impact of the multiplication checks.
- The roll out of baseline assessment – lessons from the trial;
- Preparing for the statutory introduction of baseline assessment and its likely impact – the design of the test, use of data, and the impact on pupils and teachers;
- The role of assessment at primary level in assessing school standards;
- Primary assessment beyond reception – measuring school progress, the use of formative assessment, and the implementation of multiplication checks;
- Assessing the needs of learners below the standard of the national curriculum tests – progress since the Rochford Review; and
- Policy priorities for the reforms to Primary Assessment.
Westminster, London, United Kingdom