Corporate report

National assessments regulation annual report 2017

A report on performance standards in 2017 key stage tests.

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National assessments regulation annual report 2017

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This report is about our regulation of national assessments (commonly called SATs) in 2017.

We have continued to take a risk-based approach, maintaining our focus on key aspects of validity and the highest-stakes assessments, in particular, those at key stage 2 which inform both attainment and progress measures for schools.

We have met the commitments made in our corporate plan for 2017 to 2018, to:

  • publish our content validation study
  • monitor standards and risks
  • provide advice to the Department for Education on proposed changes to primary assessment

We also carried out research into the 2016 key stage 2 reading test and our research and monitoring of moderation of key stage 2 writing teacher assessments is ongoing.

Published 14 December 2017