New Performance Descriptors - DfE Consultation now open


You may already be aware but just to flag-up in case you’re not, the DfE have produced a consultation document for the performance descriptors to be used in KS1 and KS2 statutory teacher assessments for 2015/16.

The full document is at

This document became available towards the end of October and response have to be in by 18th December, 2014 with the response published at the end of February, 2015.

The descriptors apply to Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science.

Not sure of the value of ‘working below national standard’ and ‘working towards national standard’ as performance descriptors in the same subject but …

I hope this is useful.


Also, comment at - it's worth reading the comments to this and other blog posts about Assessment by Michael.