Speaking about the white paper, Chris said:
“Following the announcement that National Curriculum Levels and Average Point Scores will be discontinued, many schools have been left unsure about the best ways to assess and measure pupil progress. But the time to act is now: from September 2015, all schools should have the new National Curriculum embedded across the board, and the Department for Education has advised that pupils should not be assessed using the old level system.
“Adding to our growing collection of white papers, we have created a new best practice series called Life after Levels: An Opportunity to Reclaim Assessment. Over the next 12 months we’ll unpick the statutory guidance around the new curriculum, helping you apply it to your school’s own needs.”
The white paper helps schools prepare for the new academic year with a guide to understanding, planning and implementing the new National Curriculum. Included topics are:
What is assessment for, and how are you expected to assess pupils in the new curriculum?
Creating a ‘Learner-Centric’ Curriculum:
How to shape formative assessment to pupil needs and raised expectations
New Ways to Measure Progress:
Demonstrate depth of learning across the curriculum and highlight gaps with effective data models
Breaking Down the Programmes of Study:
Find the right balance of coverage to track and assess progress across the key stages
How to Choose an Assessment Framework:
With so many frameworks available, how do you choose the right one for your school? Our checklist of essential criteria can help.
Download your free copy of Creating an Assessment Model for the New Curriculum from the Classroom Monitor White Papers and Resources section of the website, here.