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Independent report

Independent review of key stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability: final report

Lord Bew’s final report into key stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability.



Lord Bew led a small review panel consisting of two education experts, a number of primary headteachers and one secondary school principal to review key stage 2 testing, assessment and accountability.

An online call for evidence launched on 25 November 2010 and closed on 17 February 2011. Nearly 4,000 online responses were received, oral evidence was taken from 50 stakeholders, and many written submissions were sent in.

As a result of this evidence, one of the important early decisions for this review was to define clearly the purposes of statutory assessment in primary education and what it should achieve in the future. This final report discusses the evidence, outlines the conclusions Lord Bew and the panel have reached and sets out their final recommendations.