When it comes to measuring pupil performance, it's easy to confuse 'attainment' and 'progress'. You'll usually hear them mentioned together but they're not interchangeable. Understand the difference between the 2 with our guide.
Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs will take place in May 2023. Here's what you need to know and what you should ask your head. And, if you're asked to be an 'independent observer' for your school's test administration, use our checklist so you know what to look out for.
Understand your role in monitoring the progress of 'more able' and 'most able' pupils. See questions you can ask your school leaders, and examples of policies for high-ability or high-achieving pupils.
Learn how schools measure progress and attainment for pupils who can't access the curriculum or who are working below National Curriculum assessment standards. Understand 'the engagement model' and 'pre-Key-Stage standards' and how to monitor them.
Performance data can be overwhelming at first glance, but most governors don't need to know too much detail to do a good job. Get started with our quick guide on what you do and don't need to know about data.
Exams are due to go ahead this summer with a return to pre-pandemic arrangements, but there are some changes to reflect the disruption pupils have experienced. Understand the current plans for summer 2023.