An independent group of education experts supporting schools to develop new approaches to assessment following the removal of levels.
The Commission on Assessment Without Levels met to:
- identify and share best practice in assessment with schools across England
- ensure schools have the information to choose effective assessment systems
- highlight the work that is already being done in many schools
- help to foster innovation and success in assessment practice more widely
The statement of intended outputs (PDF, 80.6KB, 2 pages) explains what work the commission aimed to produce.
The terms of reference (PDF, 84.1KB, 2 pages) sets out the commission’s responsibilities and ways of working.
The commission concluded by publishing a final report.
A government response is also available.
DfE announced the commission members on 9 March 2015. The announcement included biographical information.
John McIntosh, CBE, chaired the commission. Additional members were:
- Shahed Ahmed, Elmhurst Primary School
- Daisy Christodoulou, Ark
- Professor Robert Coe, Durham University and the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring
- Sam Freedman, Teach First
- Mark Neild, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form
- Natalie Packer, National Association for Special Educational Needs
- Dame Alison Peacock, The Wroxham Teaching School
The commission also included representatives from both Ofsted and Ofqual.
The commission met between March and July 2015.