Tracking pupil progress in design & technology

David and Torben for D&T

The demise of levels and the government position that Ofsted will expect to see evidence of good quality pupil tracking data, but will not expect schools to keep records of pupil attainment in a specific format puts a considerable onus on schools to develop new approaches. The Report of the NAHT Commission on Assessment notes on page 7 that schools should be able to use “suitably modified National Curriculum levels as an interim measure in 2014 but that any use of levels in relation to the new curriculum can only be a temporary arrangement to enable them to develop, implement and embed a robust new framework for assessment. Schools need to be conscious that the new curriculum is not in alignment with the old National Curriculum levels.” So no pressure then although it is worth noting that the Commission did recommend “schools should work in collaboration, for example in clusters…

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