This consultation seeks views on the recommendations for assessing pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests.
Why We Are Consulting
A proportion of pupils haven’t completed the relevant programmes of study when they reach the appropriate age for statutory assessments, and are therefore unable to sit national curriculum tests. This is a diverse group, with above average numbers of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and pupils with English as an additional language. It’s crucial schools support all children to achieve their potential.
Through this consultation, we aim to establish an appropriate means of assessment that allows these pupils to progress to the mainstream forms of statutory assessment if, and when, they are ready.