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 Post subject: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:51 pm 
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/ed ... -olds.html


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Thank goodness they are getting rid of chunking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:53 pm 
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I like chunking


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:56 pm 
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I am concerned that they are giving marks for methods that are non-statutory - how is this legal?


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:01 pm 
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There's a lot to be said for the grid method IMHO.

Not sure chunking will be a big loss though.


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:07 am 
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Thanks g55. I can't find the sample on the dfe website.

What is this about an expectation that all children will get above 100 in the scaled score at ks2. If the distribution is a normal one, does not this mean that every year 50% or so will not do so?


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:14 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
I am concerned that they are giving marks for methods that are non-statutory - how is this legal?


Ah, I've found it all now on www.gov.uk

The methods are set out in an appendix to the maths national curriculum document and the national curriculum becomes statutory in September 2014 and the tests are in summer 2016 .... so doesn't that mean that the methods are statutory? Two ways of doing "formal long division" are given in the appendix - long division meaning division by a number of two or more digits - sorry about that last bit about the definition of long division but quite often people on here seem to talk about long division when they mean short division (division by a single digit number).


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:16 pm 
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Mystery - the appendix is NOT statutory and nor are the 'fornal' methods defined in the statutory sections.


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:31 pm 
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I haven't read it carefully enough then to see what is statutory and what is not. Where does it say the appendix on methods is not statutory?


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 Post subject: Re: new KS2 tests
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:55 pm 
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From the appendix:
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This appendix sets out some examples of formal written methods for all four operations to illustrate the range of methods that could be taught. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list, nor is it intended to show progression in formal written methods.


The wording is 'some examples' and 'could' ...


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