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ERIC Number: EJ912723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Assessing Pupils' Progress: Keeping It Real in the Primary Classroom
Ardron, Kate; Monahan, Sarah
Primary Science, n115 p9-13 Nov-Dec 2010
After the removal of the science SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) written paper for the end of key stage 2 (11 year-olds, year 6) in England, some teachers and leaders were jumping for joy while others were left wondering "What do we do with year 6?" Uncertainty about the future of science assessment made many feel uneasy. With no definite answers and a feeling of insecurity surrounding primary education (in England) generally, it is not surprising that heads are spinning. However, this is also an exciting time, full of opportunities for creativity, growth and change. Following the successful introduction of the Government's Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) materials in numeracy and literacy, science soon followed. Science APP levels 3 to 8 had already been developed for secondary schools for key stage 3 (ages 11-14), and with the development of criteria for levels 1 and 2 the primary school version was rolled out. In this article, the authors provide a brief outline of what science APP is about and share some of their experiences of introducing APP into their schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)