Comparative Judgement DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION Tender Closes 11th January

The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) are keen to speak to comparative judgement suppliers as it explores potential long-term alternatives to statutory teacher assessment of writing in primary schools in England.

In England, teachers are required to make statutory teacher assessment judgements for pupils at the end of key stage 2* (year 6) in English writing. In the Government response to the 2017 Primary Assessment consultation, and having listened to feedback from the schools sector, the Department for Education committed itself to exploring comparative judgement as a potential long-term alternative to the teacher assessment of writing at the end of key stage 2.

Having conducted some initial engagement with assessment experts and teaching professionals the Standards and Testing Agency, an executive agency of the Department, is now interested in speaking to comparative judgement suppliers to discuss how their systems could potentially work as the basis for a new approach to the statutory assessment of English writing.

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