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.