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2018 teacher assessment guidance and exemplification materials


The Standards and Testing Agency has published 2018 teacher assessment guidance for key stage one and key stage two.

The guidance sets out the statutory duties relating to teacher assessment and provides non-statutory guidance to support the development of rigorous and proportionate assessment processes. In addition, it provides information about the changes that have been made to the frameworks for statutory teacher assessment, including a new more flexible approach to assessing English writing.

This guidance also contains updated information for schools and local authorities on external moderation.

2018 teacher assessment exemplification materials have also been published for key stage one mathematicsEnglish readingEnglish writing and science; and key stage two mathematicsEnglish reading, English writing and science.

These exemplification materials provide examples of pupils' work to support teachers in making judgements against the new statutory teacher assessment frameworks at the end of key stage one and key stage two.

They illustrate how the 'pupil can' statements in the frameworks might be met. They do not dictate a particular method of teaching or the evidence expected from the classroom, which will vary from school to school.

If teachers are confident in their judgements, they may choose not to refer to these materials. These exemplification materials are provided to help teachers make their judgements where they want additional guidance. View the 2018 teacher assessment exemplification materials for key stage one and key stage two.