• Phonics check 2018 pass mark announced

    The pass mark for the phonics screening check will remain at 32 this year, the Department for Education has announced. It is the seventh year in a row that the test’s pass mark has been set at this level. Details of the pass mark have been published today, along with test materials, scoring guidance and

    9.07 Jun. 25th, 2018 | News

  • 2017 scaled scores for key stage 1 tests published

    The Department for Education has released the marks pupils needed in last month’s key stage 1 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score. Scaled scores replaced ‘levels’ for the first time last year. To meet government expectations, pupils must achieve 100 in their scaled scores. But what marks this equates to differs for each paper

    9.34 Jun. 6th, 2017 | News

  • Scaled scores for key stage 1 tests announced

    Note: This story is about the 2016 scaled scores. Here are the 2017 key stage 1 scaled scores. The Department for Education has today released the marks pupils needed in last month’s key stage 1 tests to achieve the government’s “expected” score. Scaled scores this year replace “levels” for the first time. To meet government

    15.00 Jun. 3rd, 2016 | News

  • Morgan's primary assessment video misses the point

    Education secretary Nicky Morgan has released a video to explain the government’s plans for primary assessments. Brian Lightman has watched it, and has some thoughts. I watched Nicky Morgan’s video about the new primary assessments with great interest. It was helpful to receive a clear explanation of the government’s rationale in implementing these tests. The message of this video

    18.04 Feb. 24th, 2016 | Opinion