The NAHT Commission on Assessment published its report in February 2014. One of the key findings of the commission was that pupils should be assessed against objective and agreed criteria rather than be ranked against each other.
Recommendation six of the report stated that:
In respect of the national curriculum, we believe it is valuable – to aid communication, comparison and benchmarking – for schools to be using consistent criteria for assessment. To this end, we call on the NAHT to develop and promote a set of model assessment criteria based on the new national curriculum.
The following materials, developed with the help of senior teachers who are responsible for curriculum delivery and assessment in primary schools across England, are in response to this recommendation.
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