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29th September 20



Welcome to the Assessment section of the Lancashire Grid for Learning. Here you will find the latest assessment news, information on courses and resources to help you with your practice.


News Update



 Courses provided by the Assessment Support Team can be viewed by visiting the


LPDS Website


Interim headline information on the 2019 national curriculum assessments at key stage 2 link 


Understanding scaled scores at key stage 2 link



Using Success Criteria to help home learning

Use of Success Criteria in day to day lessons is a tool that Teachers use to help children 'break down' their learning of a new or complicated skill. It can also serve as a reminder of the key things needed in a piece of work to ensure success! This short document will help explain in more details and to provide ideas about how you can use Success Criteria in your home learning.

To see the doccument please click here

Information: Cancellation of 2019/20 national curriculum assessments

The Secretary of State for Education announced, Wednesday 18 March, that the 2019/20 national curriculum assessments will not take place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This means the following assessments planned between April and July 2020 are cancelled:

  • end of key stage 1 and key stage 2 assessments (including tests and teacher assessment)
  • phonics screening check
  • multiplication tables check
  • science sampling tests
  • all statutory trialling 

You do not need to complete any further activities to prepare for these assessments.
Primary school performance measures will not be published for the 2019/20 academic year.


Key Stage 2 Moderation Appeals Procedure 2020

Click here to take you details of the Key Stage 2 Moderation Appeals Procedure for 2020.


Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Handbook

5th February 2020

This guidance is for:

  • early years and key stage 1 practitioners
  • headteachers and setting managers
  • local authorities

It should be used to help complete and moderate early years foundation stage profile judgements, so that outcomes are accurate and consistent across all early years settings.

Please see the guidance here.

The Engagement Model

5th February 2020

Following the Rochford Review, the government announced plans to introduce the engagement model. This is a new form of assessment for pupils working below the standard of the national curriculum tests and not engaged in subject-specific study. It replaces P scales 1-4, and subject to consultation and final ministerial decision, will become statutory from the 2020/21 academic year.

Please see The Engagement Model Guidance here.

Assessment Year Planner 2019 - 2020

Please find the Assessment Year Planner for 2019/20 for you to download.

27 November 2019
ARA Booklets
The Standards and Testing Agency, have released the Assessment and Reporting Arrangements (ARA) booklets for 2019/20 which are also available for download here:-



27 November 2019
Teacher Assessment Guidance 2019
This guidance supports schools in making statutory TA judgements at the end of KS2, and schools and local authorities in undertaking statutory moderation of these judgements.It also provides information about changes that have been made to the frameworks and the pre-key stage standards for the 2019/20 academic year.
Please click here to access the 2019 Teacher Assessment Guidance for KS1
Please click here to access the 2019 Teacher Assessment Guidance for KS2

11 October 2019

2019 Inspection data summary report (IDSR) release

The new 2019 inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary data, is now available through a link to the new Ofsted IDSR service in DfE’s Analyse School Performance (ASP). The primary IDSRs hold provisional data for key stage 2, key stage 1 and phonics, and context data.


11 October 2019

The Primary Assessment Gateway

The Primary Assessment Gateway is a secure website that supports primary schools, LAs and MATs with the administration of key stage 1 (KS1) and key stage 2 (KS2) national curriculum assessments.

Schools can:

  • place test orders
  • submit holiday dates to help inform delivery of test materials
  • download phonics screening check and KS1 test materials
  • register pupils for KS2 tests
  • apply for KS2 access arrangements
  • submit headteacher’s declaration forms
  • view teacher assessment (TA) standardisation exercises and training materials
  • submit KS2 TA data
  • view KS2 results and marked test scripts

For further information click here


11 October 2019

School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

This guide gives an overview of the data contained in the primary inspection data summary report (IDSR) and information to help interpret the charts.


13 June 2019
Key Stage 1 Conversion Tables 2019
Teachers mark the KS1 tests and calculate the raw scores each pupil achieves for each test. To convert raw scores to scaled scores, you need to use the conversion tables.


13 June 2019

End of Key Assessments - Notes for Parents

Click here to find  notes for parents for end of key stage 1 
Click here to find  notes for parents for end of key stage 2
Click here to find  Guidance for primary schools and teachers on writing statutory end of year reports for parents.


05 June 2019

KS1 Maths Test Analysis 2019

Click here to access the 2019 KS1 Maths Test Analysis document, created by the Lancashire Maths Team, to aid with your Teacher Assessment for the end of Key Stage 1.



14 May 2019
The Power of Formative Assessment
One-day course presented by Shirley Clarke M.Ed., Hon. Doc
The Lancashire Assessment Team are delighted to offer the opportunity to attend this one day conference led by one of the country's leading Educational Experts in the area of formative assessment.
Shirley Clarke is an internationally known expert in formative assessment. She works with teams of teachers every year evaluating formative assessment strategies linked with research findings to evolve the practical applications of formative assessment. Her many publications and presentations have enabled teachers across the world to have access to research and practical tried and tested strategies. Her work has had a major influence on practice in schools across the UK and beyond.
A former primary teacher in England, Shirley went on to become a mathematics adviser, a test writer and then an academic at the Institute of Education, University of London, during which time she conducted a number national research projects looking at the impact of testing on teachers and students. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2007.
Shirley’s publications, with a number of translations, are worldwide best sellers because they combine research with practice in a tried and tested, accessible way. She has added to the support for teachers by capturing video of teachers in action, and now has over 140 high quality clips on her website video platform (www.shirleyclarke-education.org). Seeing formative assessment in action by excellent teachers is a powerful way of communicating its impact and use.
Recent best sellers:
Visible Learning: Feedback (2019) co-authored with John Hattie
Thinking Classrooms - metacognition lessons for primary schools (2018) co-authored with Katherine Muncaster
Outstanding Formative Assessment (2014) Shirley Clarke
The conference will feature:
• Formative Assessment – practice and culture
• Current research findings
• Cognitive Load Theory and ‘desirable difficulties’ with implications for teaching from cognitive science
• Whole school embedding
The Formative Assessment Jigsaw:
• A learning culture (self-efficacy, metacognition and the implications of cognitive science)
• Children as learning resources for one another (talk partners and peer learning)
• Learning intentions and success criteria
• Prior knowledge and the constant quest to uncover student understanding
• Feedback which is acted upon (in-lesson verbal having more impact than post-lesson marking)
Throughout the day there are exciting video clips of feedback in action across the age range plus opportunities for discussions, reflection and tasks. Handouts include selected resources and suggested action plans.
Due to demand places will fill up early so to avoid disappointment please book early! Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
**Subsequent delegates from the same school will be charged a reduced fee of £150 which will be discounted at the time of booking**
29 November 2018
7 Aspects of engagement pilot: qualitative evaluation
This evaluation report was produced by IFF Research, working in partnership with Dr. Debs Robinson (University of Derby). It looks at the use of the 7 aspects of engagement as a summative assessment tool at the end of key stages 1 and 2 for pupils who are working below the level of the national curriculum and not involved in subject-specific study.
The pilot ran from January to July 2018 and involved 55 primary schools. Please click here to read the report.

16 November 2018

Assessment Year Planner
Your new Assessment Support Team Year Planner has arrived! Please download it from the assessment year planner page in the left hand menu.



28 September 2018
PIVATS notification
Following the government's review of statutory assessment arrangements for pupils in primary schools working below the standard of national curriculum assessments, the following changes have been made for 2018/19 onwards:
Pupils engaged in subject-specific study
The interim pre-key stage standards have been extended and must be used for statutory assessment at the end of KS1 and KS2 for pupils working below the standard of national curriculum assessments engaged in subject-specific study. Please note – the PIVATS P Scale milestones are still relevant for ongoing formative assessment and for in-school summative assessments.
Pupils not engaged in subject-specific study
The government is piloting the approach set out in the Rochford Review's recommendations for assessing pupils not engaged in subject-specific study against the 7 aspects of engagement for cognition and learning. These changes will not take place before the 2019/20 academic year.
In the interim, P scales 1-4 must continue to be used for this group of pupils for the 2018/19 academic year. Once the findings have been clarified, the PIVATS team will review the PIVATS P Scale milestones. 
(P. 1 Key Stage 1 – pupils working below the national curriculum assessment standard – Teacher assessment framework 2018/19 – Standards and Testing Agency)
Regarding the above changes, the PIVATS team have received many enquiries as to whether or not PIVATS continues to be a viable assessment tool. The answer to this is affirmative. In response to concerns regarding the statutory requirements of assessing against the pre-key stage standards, the PIVATS team have produced the following guidance.


4 June 2018
KS1 Test Analysis Framework
Please click here to download a framework detailing how the KS1 2018 Maths Tests can be used to provide evidence towards statements from the 2018 KS1 Teacher Assessment Framework. This is designed to aid teachers in making judgements and to help supplement the evidence that they have from day to day classroom practice.



1 May 2018
OPTIONAL end of Key Stage Writing Grids
To access the KS1 Optional Grid for learning 2019 click here, or KS2 please click here. Please note these are optional and are not a statutory requirement. 



25 January 2018
KS1 Mathematics – Ideas for evidence
This PowerPoint created by the Lancashire Maths Team gives teachers some ideas of the types of activities that may help to generate evidence to demonstrate children's understanding of the KS1 Teacher Assessment Frameworks.


25 October 2017
Early Years Exemplification 
Completed and ready for order, brand new exemplification for ALL ELGS at ALL standards. This resource was created by the Assessment Support Team in conjunction with Lancashire Teachers and LPDS EYFS Consultants.
Ideal for all Reception Teachers and Senior Leaders
Available to order by clicking here
Just £50 for a DVD with fully printable option.



January 2017

Exemplification for:-
Reading and Writing Years Years 1 -6
and now
 Mathematics Years 1-6
KLIPs exemplification has now been completed for reading and writing and mathematics for Years 1 – 6 and can now be ordered. The primary purpose of this resource is to provide an aid to teachers when using the Lancashire KLIPs assessment materials, when making judgements in a more summative way (i.e. summing up at the end of a period of time). As Lancashire KLIPs are aligned to the national curriculum, they may also help schools in considering wider issues such as appropriate pitch against the new NC expectations. In addition, they will provide a touch stone for reference when teachers are taking part in their own internal and external moderation activities, for example local cluster moderation. You can order the English and mathematics exemplification separately.
KLIPs Exemplification can be ordered by completing the form at the following link:



7 September 2016

KLIPS Frequenly Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please click here to view a colection of Frequetly Asked Questions relating to KLIPs regarding their implementation and use.


If you you would like to book an in-school consultancy then please contact 01772 531555 for further information.