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Advice:  LA moderators diverging from Standards and Testing Agency guidelines for teacher assessment

We’re getting reports from members that some local authority (LA) moderators are diverging from Standards and Testing Agency (STA) guidance for teacher assessment moderation at key stages 1 and 2.

Examples include stipulating the number of pieces of work that should be submitted and that each piece should contain evidence of all 'I can' statements.

NAHT has contacted the STA on our members’ behalf, and the agency confirms these practices are not what is intended.

If your school is selected for moderation, we strongly recommend that you read the STA’s guidelines for both teachers and LA moderators together with our guidance scripts for LA moderation visits (see links below).

We advise members to challenge LA moderators who do not adhere to the STA’s teacher assessment moderation requirements for key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Support your challenge by referencing the requirements documents produced by the STA and please alert NAHT adviser Siôn Humphreys if moderators attempt to conduct visits in the manner described.

The following links will take you to the gov.uk website where you can download the STA guidelines for both schools and LA moderators.

Key stage 1: Teacher assessment moderation requirements (schools and local authorities)

Key stage 2: Teacher assessment moderation requirements (schools and local authorities)

And you will find the LA moderation scripts here. (You’ll need your membership number and password to access this page)

Page Published: 14/06/2016