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Using Access Reading Tests (ART) as evidence for access arrangements
By Caroline Read, Communicate-ed
10 Mar

6 minute read: Caroline Read, senior course tutor for Communicate-ed, the UK’s largest Examination Access Arrangements Training Provider, explains how flexible, standardised reading test ART can be used in evidence for access arrangements.

Quickly identify gaps in knowledge with free online assessing and reporting tool MARK
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
10 Jul

As you start preparations for the new school year, this term is unlike any other. Schools are being advised to spend their £650m additional catch-up package on summer programmes and longer school days, as well as tuition under the new national tutoring programme. With a slew of changing advice coming from the government and education experts, the team at RS Assessment thought it would be helpful to tell you about what we already have - and best of all, it’s free!

How do secondary schools plan on measuring student understanding in September?
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
17 Jun

As schools begin to reopen and plans for the new academic year are put in place, teachers and assessment experts share their thoughts on how and why they’ll be using Access Mathematics Tests (AMT) and Access Reading Tests (ART) to measure students’ understanding after a long period of remote learning and the cancellation of SATs.

Everything you need to know about standardised tests
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
07 May

A standardised assessment is any form of test that requires all test takers to answer the same questions in the same way and is then scored in a ‘standard’ or consistent manner. This makes it possible to compare the relative performance of individual students or groups of students. The term is primarily associated with large-scale tests administered to large populations of students.

3 ways to reduce unnecessary workload with standardised tests
By Katie Blainey
03 Feb

RS Assessment Publishing Director, Katie Blainey, explores teacher workload and how using standardised tests can help save heaps of valuable time.