We value GL Assessment’s tests enormously. They are central to our teaching and learning, and we continuously share the data with parents.
Jill Wilson CBE, Headmistress, The Gleddings

Building the right foundations

Hilary Fine, our Head of Product, writes about the findings of our two YouGov polls showing what teachers and parents think about the narrowing of the National Curriculum.

Obsession with exams is forcing schools to restrict curriculum and leading to damaging consequences, teachers and parents say

Teachers and parents are becoming increasingly concerned that exam pressures are forcing schools to offer a limited, bare-bones education as they start prepping pupils at younger and younger ages, according to two surveys commissioned by GL Assessment.

Measuring progress across a MAT

Organising a MAT of 30, quite disparate, primary academies is no mean feat. There was a real need for rigour and for quality assessment, and for standardising our practice. This was non-negotiable for us as a MAT.

Reliability in a world without levels

As Ofsted's report on 'Key Stage 3: the wasted years' said, 'The importance of a good start to a pupil's secondary school education cannot be overemphasised'. We couldn't agree more.' Here, Andy Daly, Principal of Swavesey Village College, explains how they introduced standardised tests following the removal of national curriculum levels.

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