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Benchmarking and assessment: establishing starting points in September 2020
School closure and partial reopening have inevitably disrupted learning, which means it's unlikely that all of your pupils will be where they usually would in September. Plan your approach to assess pupils' knowledge gaps, without causing unnecessary stress for your pupils and staff.
- Prepare for knowledge gaps dating back to March
- Make sure any assessments are low-stakes, to avoid unnecessary stress for pupils
- Secondary: for incoming year 7 pupils, you could replace KS2 SATs results with cognitive ability tests (CAT4)
- You won't have time to re-teach everything, so prioritise the gaps around key concepts
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