DfE consultation on primary assessment and accountability

Over the summer, BERA decided to take the unusual step of reconvening the influential UK Assessment Reform Group, which remains highly regarded nationally and internationally. The ARG formally retired in 2010 after more than 20 years of voluntary work to bring assessment research evidence to the attention of policy makers. Its previous outputs can be found in its archived website:

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110809101133/assessment-reform-group.org/

This group has prepared a detailed response to the consultation launched in July on primary assessment and accountability under the new national curriculum. Given the vital importance of developing a defensible and fair national system, this was something BERA felt it should offer its expert view on.