Consultation outcome

Primary assessment in England

Applies to England

This consultation has concluded

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Primary assessment in England: government response

Detail of outcome

Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

An impact assessment is also available.

We have published an update on measuring progress in primary schools.

Original consultation


We’re seeking views on the future of assessment in primary schools and the implications for accountability.

This consultation was held on another website.

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Consultation description

We’re asking for views on issues related to assessment in primary schools, including:

  • the best starting point to measure the progress that pupils make at primary school
  • the role and operation of teacher assessment
  • how to build on the strengths of the early years foundation stage profile
  • how we can support and improve end-of-key-stage teacher assessment, including the assessment of writing

We’re also consulting on assessment arrangements for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum tests.

Published 30 March 2017
Last updated 11 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include an update on measuring progress in primary schools.

  2. Added the government's consultation response and a link to the impact assessment.

  3. First published.