//Primary assessment inquiry – Education Datalab submission

Primary assessment inquiry – Education Datalab submission

By |2017-10-23T13:09:58+00:0013th December 2016|Exams and assessment, Reports|

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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About the Author:

Rebecca Allen is an associate research fellow, having led FFT Education Datalab from its launch in February 2015 to January 2018. She is an expert in the analysis of large scale administrative and survey datasets, including the National Pupil Database and School Workforce Census. In January 2018 she took up a position as a professor at the UCL Institute of Education, leading the Centre for Education Improvement Science.

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