Assessment
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We are the NEU

Watch and share: our members tell the real story of the school cuts that are devastating schools and colleges - and why joining NEU is the way forward.

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Assessment campaign

Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development.

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Workload advice: marking

The Independent Teacher Workload Review Groups were established by the DfE to report on, and suggest solutions to, unnecessary burdens associated with marking, planning and data management.

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An historic week for primary education

Two of our major political parties have made clear that the assessment and accountability system under which schools have laboured for nearly 30 years can no longer be tolerated.

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Malpractice Commission

The recommendations to spread best practice and take advantage of technological advances in order to help prevent malpractice, where it does occur, are sensible.

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Provisional SATs results

Today’s report will do nothing to halt the growing demand to abolish the SATs-based system, and replace it with one which support’s pupils’ learning, and does more to trust teachers’ professional judgment.

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GCSE Results

Congratulations to all those receiving their GCSE results today. They are a testament to the hard work of students and all those who have supported them, including education professionals.

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Primary teachers support NEU’s campaign for an alternative to SATs

With this year’s SATs results published today, the findings of the largest poll of primary school practitioners ever undertaken gives a ringing endorsement of the National Education Union’s (NEU) campaign to end damaging high-stakes tests in primary schools. It also sends a clear message to Government that the current assessment system must change.

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Accountability and Assessment

Commenting on the passing of Motion 30 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: "The resolution demonstrates the conviction of those who work in English education that our system of assessment and accountability is not fit for purpose".

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Valid assessment for all

Commenting on the passing of Motion 35 at the Annual Conference of the National Education Union, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said: “With this resolution, the Union adds its voice to the rising concern about the effects and educational value of exams at 16+.

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YouGov/More Than A Score survey on testing

Commenting on the results of a YouGov survey commissioned by More than a Score, released today, which shows the level of school leaders’ frustrations with the Government’s assessment regime, Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:

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Performance Tables

Nansi Ellis, Assistant General Secretary NEU has commented on the secondary school performance tables, published today by the Department for Education.

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Capita and Primary School Tests

Capita is set to make a vast profit at the expense of young primary children’s mental health and well-being, after the award of a £109 million contract by the government, says the NEU.

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NEU NI guidance on assessment industrial action

NEU (then ATL) members in schools balloted for industrial action in 2013. The majority of schools voted by over 95 per cent in favour of action – that being non co-operation with DE/CCEA end of key stage 3 (cross-curricular) assessments.

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Squeezing the love out of learning

CHILDREN crying, having nightmares and being so stressed they needed extra support to cope with SATs were just some of the findings of a National Education Union (NEU) survey on primary assessment.

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