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AAIA Conference: Keeping up to date - Ofqual Activity Stephen Anwyll, Head of National Assessment, Ofqual 4th October 2012 EYFS Assessment 2-3 year Progress Check • How will parents perceive it? New EYFS Profile • Are ‘expected’ levels of a similar pitch? • How useful is the exemplification? • What training will be provided for teachers and for moderators? • How helpful will Y1 teachers find Profile outcomes? • How will a ‘good level of progress’ be defined? • How will Ofsted expect to see progress in EYFS? Phonics Screening Check • How are results interpreted and explained to parents? • Is the Check identifying the children who really need additional support? • What’s the correlation between performance in the Phonics threshold and in KS1 Reading (or EYFS measures)? • How will Ofsted interpret and use the outcomes? • What are the pressures on Y1 (and Y2) teachers? Phonics Screening Check 2012 End of Key Stage 1 • Low profile – what’s happening on the ground? • How are different schools now making use of the tests to inform their TA judgements? • What’s the impact of KS1 being used as a baseline for a primary Progress Measure? • How is moderation working – what differences with the models for EYFS and KS2? • Are LAs able to meet minimum requirements and are they acknowledging conflicts of interest? End of Key Stage 2 • Strong improvements in results this year • How did schools respond to external moderation of Writing TA in 2012? • What were the key issues for LAs in organising and running moderation? • National training, exemplification, appeal procedures? • Differences with the models for EYFS and KS1 and conflicts of interest? End of Key Stage 2 • Selection of schools for external moderation in 2013? • What difference will the earlier submission of TA outcomes (in June) have? • What will be the impact of 2012 results on entry levels for Level 6 in 2013? • How will schools respond to the new G,P&S test? • How will G,P&S outcomes be reported and contribute to any accountability measure? End of Key Stage 3 and overall • When is the ‘end of KS3’? • How are KS3 teacher assessments now used? • What is the impact of the Ebacc? • How is KS2 attainment used on entry to Y7? • Do secondary schools know about early TA in 2013 and externally marked level 6 tests? • What about assessment in the era of the new National Curriculum?
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