QCA Rewrite Watch

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I've heard that the QCA tests are being rewritten for next year. Any one know any more details
about this?
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In article <[email protected] uk>, "Year 5 teacher" <[email protected]> writes:

[q1]>I've heard that the QCA tests are being rewritten for next year. Any one know any more details[/q1]
[q1]>about this?[/q1]
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The optional math are being re-written. Not sure about the English. They hopefully will be
done for 2003.

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http://www.qca.org.uk/ca/tests/teach...5_optional.asp

Will QCA be producing any different optional tests in the future?

Yes, QCA will be developing a new suite of year 3, 4 and 5 optional tests in English and mathematics
to replace the current versions. It is intended that these will be available for use from 2003
onwards and will be distributed to schools who have ordered the tests, by April 2003.

I do not think that the optional year 3, 4 and 5 tests are comparable with the national literacy and
numeracy strategies

The English and mathematics optional materials were developed against the national curriculum level
descriptions and as such are valid assessments of the curriculum. The literacy and numeracy
frameworks are compatible with the national curriculum. Skills assessed through the optional tests
will include those taught by teachers using the framework documents. In the revision of the national
curriculum (and the writing of the frameworks) the attainment targets remained largely unaltered so
the optional materials still provide valid assessments of children's performance.

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In article <[email protected] k>, "APH" <[email protected]> writes:

[q1]>I do not think that the optional year 3, 4 and 5 tests are comparable with the national literacy[/q1]
[q1]>and numeracy strategies[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>The English and mathematics optional materials were developed against the national curriculum level[/q1]
[q1]>descriptions and as such are valid assessments of the curriculum. The literacy and numeracy[/q1]
[q1]>frameworks are compatible with the national curriculum. Skills assessed through the optional tests[/q1]
[q1]>will include those taught by teachers using the framework documents. In the revision of the[/q1]
[q1]>national curriculum (and the writing of the frameworks) the attainment targets remained largely[/q1]
[q1]>unaltered so the optional materials still provide valid assessments of children's performance.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

S-u-r-e they do. That's why grid coordinate pattern stuff is in the Y4 test but not in the teaching
framework. Same with the formula for area. Sheesh!

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[email protected] (SLieber24) gave up looking for Brazil in the atlas and posted:

[q1]>S-u-r-e they do. That's why grid coordinate pattern stuff is in the Y4 test but not in the teaching[/q1]
[q1]>framework. Same with the formula for area. Sheesh![/q1]

And percentages.
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