Marshalled List of Amendments - 23 June 2014

19 JUNE 2014

Private Members’ Business – Motions 

Item 5: Order Paper 218/11-15 – 23 June 2014

Motion: End of Key Stage Assessments

That this Assembly expresses concern that principals and teachers in schools no longer have any confidence in end of Key Stage Assessments; notes with concern that the Department of Education’s and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment's approach to end of Key Stage Assessments is not fit for purpose; and calls on the Minister of Education to halt the present process, review other Assessment For Learning tools that schools currently use and introduce a system of assessment that helps inform teaching and learning.

[Mr M Storey]
[Mr J Craig]
[Mr R Newton]
[Mr S Moutray] 

The Speaker has selected the following Amendment for debate:

Amendment 1

Proposed: Leave out all after ‘expresses’ and insert:

‘support for end of Key Stage Assessment; notes the endorsement of the principles of the current Assessment system as outlined in the recent Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development report; recognises the concern of principals and teachers about some elements of Key Stage Assessments; notes the progress made in recent discussions between the Department of Education and teachers’ representatives in dealing with those concerns; and calls on both parties to redouble their efforts and finalise a system of assessment that helps inform teaching and learning for the benefit of pupils.’

[Mr C Hazzard]
[Ms M McLaughlin]
[Mr P Sheehan]

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