Primary assessment inquiry – Education Datalab submission


Education Datalab recently contributed evidence to the Education Select Committee’s inquiry into primary assessment.

Among the points made by Datalab are that:

  • using assessment for curriculum compliance must be done with care;
  • we need a reliable age five baseline assessment;
  • teacher assessment should not be used in statutory assessment;
  • a simpler floor standard would be fairer and more transparent;
  • we should avoid over-interpreting Key Stage data.

Download Datalab’s submission here [PDF].

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By | 2017-10-23T13:09:58+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Exams and assessment, Reports|

About the Author:

Rebecca Allen is Director of Education Datalab and an expert in the analysis of large scale administrative and survey datasets, including the National Pupil Database and School Workforce Census. Her research explores the impact of government reforms on school behaviour, with a particular focus on accountability and teacher labour markets. She is currently on leave from her academic post as Reader in Economics of Education at UCL Institute of Education.

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