Moderation

Oxfordshire County Council provides moderation for KS1 and KS2 statutory assessments

Administering the phonics screening check to incoming year 2 pupils

Cancellation of the phonics screening check in June 2020 means incoming year 2 pupils did not take the check in year 1. This means that under the existing arrangements, all year 2 pupils would have been required to take the statutory check in June 2021.

Our current proposal, subject to the necessary legislation being made, is that (for 2020/21 only) schools will administer a past version of the check to year 2 pupils during the second half of the 2020 autumn term. Year 2 pupils who meet the expected standard in the autumn check will not be required to complete any further statutory assessments in phonics. Year 2 pupils who do not meet the expected standard in the autumn check will be expected to take the statutory check in June 2021.

Our proposal is that:

  • schools will have flexibility to decide when they administer the check within the second half of the 2020 autumn term
  • schools can choose which version of the check they use from the past materials already published on GOV.UK
  • schools will be required to report their year 2 pupils’ check scores to their local authority and local authorities will then submit this data to the DfE (this will mirror the existing data collection process, in order to minimise change for schools and local
  • authorities, and will take place in December 2020 and January 2021)
  • the data will only be used to determine which year 2 pupils have not met the expected standard in phonics and are expected to take the statutory check in June 2021 (alongside year 1 pupils)
  • the data from the autumn 2020 check will not be added to Analyse School Performance, but schools should use the assessment outcomes to help inform their own teaching and support to pupils

Incoming year 3 pupils, who were due to take the statutory check in June 2020 are not required to take the autumn check. Schools are expected to maintain a programme of support for these pupils, which should be informed by formative assessment.

Further guidance will be published in September 2020.

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Moderation

The 2019/20 EYFSP assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. DfE guidance will be updated in the 2020/21 test cycle

For further information contact the Early Years Team:

Tel:  0845 604 2346
Email: early.years@oxfordshire.gov.uk

KS1 and KS2 Moderation

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments and moderation are cancelled. Statements and exemplification materials below remain valid.

KS1 and KS2 Moderation summary

KS1 and KS2 Assessment

The 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Teacher Assessment Guidance will next be updated in the 2020/21 test cycle.

The 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Pre Key Stage Standards guidance should be used from 2020/21 onwards.

Assessment and reporting arrangements, guidance for moderation and revised exemplification documents

The 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This guidance will next be updated in the 2020/21 test cycle.

EES Trainers

Jane Downes 

Jane has over ten years teaching experience of KS1 & KS2; including subject leadership in English, Maths and Art. She is Nationally accredited Local Consultant for Improvement, accredited Numicon Trainer and Basic Skills Quality Mark Assessor. Jane specialises in KS1 & KS2 Statutory Assessment, Maths subject knowledge and effective pedagogy.

Julie Stevens

Julie’s specialism is helping to develop teaching and learning and English. She provides training and advice on reading, writing, phonics, grammar,spelling, speaking and listening. She also provides moderation and statutory moderation. She has worked with schools for 13 years and is a qualified teacher as well as a Nationally Accredited Consultant for School Improvement.

Theresa Pierce

Theresa has been a successful Headteacher, she has over twenty years’ experience in all year groups from EYFS to Yr6, and has also taught Child Psychology in Adult Education. Theresa now specialises in supporting leadership in the development of whole school effectiveness training and supporting leaders at all levels including school governors. Theresa, a nationally accredited Local Consultant for improvement, supports schools to ensure they are they are aligned with Ofsted expectations.

For further information contact the School Improvement Team:

Tel:  03300 249046
Email:  schoolimprovementteam@oxfordshire.gov.uk