Education Committee

Primary assessment inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Oral evidence concluded; Report in preparation.

Scope of the inquiry

The Education Committee invites written submissions addressing the following topics:

  • The purpose of primary assessment and how well the current system meets this
  • The advantages and disadvantages of assessing pupils at primary school
  • How the most recent reforms have affected teaching and learning
  • Logistics and delivery of the SATs
  • Training and support needed for teachers and senior leaders to design and implement effective assessment systems
  • Next steps following the most recent reforms to primary assessment
Terms of reference: Primary assessment

Latest evidence

  • 22 Feb 2017 - Primary Assessment - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF258 KB) HC 682 | Published 27 Feb 2017

    Evidence given by Claire Burton, Chief Executive Officer, Standards and Testing Agency, Sally Collier, Chief Regulator, and Dr Michelle Meadows, Executive Director for Strategy Risk and Research, Ofqual; Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Standards, Department for Education (at 10.30am).

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  • 18 Jan 2017 - Primary Assessment - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF329 KB) HC 682 | Published 23 Feb 2017

    Evidence given by Dr Rebecca Allen, Director, Education Datalab, Professor Harvey Goldstein, Professor of Social Statistics, University of Bristol, Joanna Hall, Deputy Director for Schools, Ofsted, and Tim Oates CBE, Group Director of Assessment Research and Development, Cambridge Assessment; Professor Rob Coe, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, Durham University, Dr Mary James, Former Professor and Associate Director of Research, University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, Catherine Kirkup, Research Director, NFER, and Professor Dominic Wyse, Head of Department of Learning and Leadership, UCL Institute of Education.

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