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News - 15 May 2014

Government unveil new pupil assessment system

A new package of pupil assessment methods, developed by teachers for teachers, was unveiled by the government recently.

The new methods, one of which will use in-class apps, will help schools easily and accurately chart pupils’ attainment and progress so they can provide effective, targeted support where it is needed, and will give parents clearer information about their child’s performance and progress.

The 9 packages were chosen by an independent panel after the Department for Education launched a competition in December encouraging schools to develop and share innovative new assessment methods for other schools to use.

Lavinia Newman, founder of ABDS comments:
“The 9 successful schools, which are in London, Hampshire, Yorkshire, Sussex, Devon and Oxfordshire, will each receive up to £10,000 of funding from the Department for Education to turn their model into free, easy-to-use packages for other schools to use.  The new methods have been designed to replace the current over-complicated, vague and unambitious levels system, which will be scrapped in September.”

Teacher resources will now be developed for each package and rolled out ahead of the summer term. They will then be free for any school to download and use. Successful entries demonstrated decidedly innovative and creative ideas which will be an enormous and transferable aid for schools going forward.

If you need any help and advice with Free Schools, Academy Schools or Charities, contact Lavinia Newman or Peter Ham now to discuss how ABDS can help bring their experience to these matters.

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Tel: 023 8083 6900  E-mail: abds@netaccountants.net

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