This consultation seeks views on the future of primary assessment and the implications for accountability.
Why We Are Consulting
We have introduced a number of changes to primary education in recent years to raise standards so that every child, whatever their background, is prepared to go on to succeed at secondary school. The new national curriculum, introduced in 2014, and new statutory assessments have raised expectations of what pupils should know and be able to do by the time they leave primary school. Recognising the scale of the changes that we have asked primary schools to deal with, this consultation represents a significant step towards establishing a settled, stable primary assessment system that is trusted by teachers and parents.