Key stage 1 teacher assessment must be robust and credible and provide a good baseline for progress measures at key stage 2.
The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) expects all local authorities to ensure that key stage 1 moderation is carefully targeted so that schools where attainment and progress at key stage 1 and 2 are inconsistent are prioritised and moderated more frequently. Although many local authorities already follow this approach, it should be the case consistently.
Local authorities should submit their completed moderation plan to STA no later than Friday 8 November.
Local authorities must notify schools of the dates for their moderation visits during the final week of the spring term. Moderation visits must be completed by the end of the summer term.
This document details arrangements for the statutory moderation of key stage 1 teacher assessment in 2014.
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