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RS Assessment from Hodder Education Blog

Know your students' starting points
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
03 Sep

This year has posed many challenges to schools, including an extended national lockdown in the spring term followed by high absence rates. To help secondary schools plan for their new Year 7 intake, we have summarised the key findings from our latest white paper on educational disruption in summer 2021, with a focus on Year 6 attainment.

Transition year: Under the white paper microscope
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
06 Jul

As we near the end of the academic year and the transition of Year 6 pupils to their secondary schools, we are taking a deep dive on the analysis of the Year 6 spring test results to help secondary schools prepare for their new intake of students. 

Reading: Understanding the strengths and areas of challenge for your new cohort
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
05 May

With the National Tests in KS2 being cancelled for the second year in a row, there will not be a consistent and common metric to understand whether your new Year 7 students are keeping up with the demands of the curriculum. To get a clearer view of the impact of school closures on mathematics attainment, read our analysis of aggregated test results from our market-leading tests.

Maths: Understanding the strengths and areas of challenge for your new cohort
By RS Assessment from Hodder Education
05 May

With the National Tests in KS2 being cancelled for the second year in a row, there will not be a consistent and common metric to understand whether your new Year 7 students are keeping up with the demands of the curriculum. To get a clearer view of the impact of school closures on reading attainment, read our analysis of aggregated test results from our market-leading tests.

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.