Data and Assessment

Data and Assessment

The Data and Assessment team supports schools to provide effective advice and guidance on all elements of statutory national curriculum assessment, recording and reporting requirements across all key stages.

The team provides advice and support for schools on the new General Data Protection (GDPR) legislation which is in force in the UK from 25 May 2018.

The team continues to provide comprehensive information in relation to pupil performance data issues in schools and colleges, working with a number of external data providers to ensure that Devon schools have access to up-to-date information, advice and guidance in a period of fast moving educational developments.

In addition, the team are able to support bespoke training and guidance drawing on the most recent legislation and information to meet the needs of the educational community in Devon.


Multiplication Tables Check

There will be a 3 week window from 8 June 2020 to test your Year 4 pupils. This online test will give teachers the flexibility to administer the check to individual pupils, small groups or the whole class at the same time. Assessment frameworks and access arrangements are being finalised and we will let you know when they become available.

We are currently awaiting guidance on test adminstration and the framework. The guidance used during the pilot in 2019 can be accessed here.


Assessment Dates 2019 - 2020

Phonic Screening Checks: 8 -12 June 2020

KS1 Testing: Month of May 2020

Multiplication Tables Check: 8 June - 26 June 2020

KS2 Testing: 11 - 14 May 2020

STA have released videos to help guide you through KS2 test administration such as applying for additioanl time.




GCSE coursework lost in cyber attack!

Hackers have used ransomware to encrypt files at a school, causing it to lose some students' GCSE coursework.

The Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport, Dorset, said a member of staff mistakenly opened an email containing a virus.




Click here to read more.

Have a look at this You Tube video from the STA detailing the use of the new Pre-Key Stage standards for KS1 and KS2 teacher assessments. The P-Scales available to you are also detailed. These changes are in place for the academic years 2018/19 and 2019/20. From 2020/21 there will be a new approach based on the 7 aspects of engagement model.

STA have a playlist on YouTube and have recently published a series of guidance videos for KS2 SATs including: stationary pack, completing a test attendance register, special consideration, completing the head teacher’s declaration form and packing scripts to return for marking.


Data and Assessment Calendar

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