Yesterday the DfE announced a rethink of baseline testing in reception and also of SATs at the end of Year 2. The DfE is proposing to scrap SAT tests for children aged seven in favour of a baseline assessment at the start of reception. Education Secretary Justine Greening said that the proposals would help children learn, while “freeing up teachers to do what they do best – supporting children to their full potential. There is a consultation open from now until the 22nd June. You can access it here. The other documents can be accessed from these links: Government to consult on reforms to primary assessment system, update on Primary Assessment in England, Justine Greening: unlocking the potential of a new generation
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