Assessment Update - 15th October 2018

Hi All

I can't believe we are almost at half term already!  Here is a summary of the latest information from DFE and STA.

Assessment and Reporting Arrangements


Today, the STA and DFE have published the Assessment and Report Arrangement documents for this academic year for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - these can be found in the Assessment Resources pod on the home page.


National Curriculum Assessment Calendar

This calendar contains important dates and deadlines to assist schools in their planning for key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments during the 2018 to 2019 academic year.
Dates include actions and deadlines for the following:
• ordering test materials
• applying for access arrangements
• receiving test and check materials
• administering the tests
• phonics screening check
• submitting teacher assessment data

This can be found in the Assessment Resources pod on the home page.


ASP and IDSR

Your question level analysis information for the 2018 SATs is already in the ASP site. The DFE have said that the full ASP and IDSR will be released in October – we have no-more specific date – but I expect the latter end of the month. One of the updates to the website that I am really pleased to see is the is the ability to create a custom set of data (ie allowing you to see and compare full reports with and without identified children – for example those who have had significant attendance issues). I will email out again on the day the data is published.

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KS1 and 2 Moderation

Local authority lead moderators are currently undergoing the training and verification process for this year. All of the training materials used will be available to schools from the NCA Tools website on 19th November. Last year, the proved really useful tools for in-school training.


Key Dates

  • 29th October Test orders open on NCA tools for Modified, Braille and Large print versions of the test for KS1 and 2. All other test material will be ordered automatically based on census data.
  • 23rd November Deadline for ordering Modified, Braille and Large print versions of the test for KS1 and 2.