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 have submitted an evaluation form to STA which provides an outline of their moderation process and how it will support Year 2 to 3 transition. External moderation of local authorities during 2013 will support this additional check.
Local authorities will be required to provide STA with details of how teacher assessment has changed as a result of moderation visits at the end of 2013 and further guidance will be issued to local authorities in the summer term 2013.
This statutory guidance is for moderation managers, local authority external managers, headteachers, senior school staff and Year 2 teachers preparing for a moderation visit. It contains guidance on how Key Stage 1 teacher assessment moderation should be carried out.
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Information about assessment arrangements for children at Key Stage 1 in 2013.