Consultation outcome

New national curriculum: primary assessment and accountability

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Summary of consultation responses, the main reforms and the government’s response outlining the next steps to be taken, including the proposed progress and attainment standards to be used from 2016.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


Primary assessment and accountability consultation following the publication of the new national curriculum.


Consultation description

The consultation on primary assessment and accountability follows publication of the new national curriculum programmes of study, and the announcement that the current system of levels will be removed and not replaced.

We are seeking views on how attainment in national curriculum tests should be measured and reported, where we should take a baseline to measure pupils’ progress, and proposals for how schools should be held to account, including through floor standards.