ATL on Government’s report on assessment without levels
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said:
“The report of the Commission on Assessment without Levels offers useful, frank and honest guidance to teachers and school leaders about the use of assessment in schools, and the challenges of developing strong assessment policies and procedures.
“But it is regrettable this report has faced such a long delay in publication, as teachers and leaders are already having to implement the assessment without levels policy in classrooms up and down the country.
“We hope the Department for Education will respond quickly to the Commission’s recommendations so that teachers and leaders get the support they need to deliver an excellent education to all children.
“We are pleased the Commission consulted the education unions and found our input useful. We would now like there to be discussions between the Government, Commission and the unions to help teachers and leaders implement good assessment practice.”