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NAHT secures improvements to KS1 and KS2 teacher assessment guidance

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The DfE have published assessment guidance for schools and local authorities involved in the administration and moderation of statutory KS1 and KS2 teacher assessments in 2019.

The two guidance documents also provide information about changes that have been made to the frameworks and the pre-key stage standards for the 2018/19 academic year.

Over the course of the summer term, NAHT maintained regular contact with the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) to raise member issues, concerns and requests for clarification.  As a result of NAHT's input, several clarifications and additions have been made to the guidance.

In particular, the section on local agreements has been reviewed with regard to content and clarity, and the guidance is now absolutely clear that LAs cannot require schools to sign a non-statutory agreement and that this must be a collaborative process agreed upon by all parties.

Following our discussions with STA regarding the time and duration of some moderation visits, the guidance has also been strengthened to clarify that no external moderation visit should involve any teachers working outside of normal hours.

You can access the full guidance for teacher assessment at key stage one here, and for key stage two here.

First published 27 November 2018