Life After Levels, a collaboration between the NAHT and Frog Education, will be launching the highly anticipated exemplar performance standards on 12 October 2016.

The exemplar standards provide schools with a starting point to decide what ‘good’ looks like for each KPI, as defined in the NAHT Assessment Framework, for reading, writing and maths. The exemplar performance standards will be available to download for free from the Life After Levels website from 12 October.

The exemplar standards have been created by the Life After Levels team and a group of schools leading the way on assessment practice. Following the NAHT Assessment Principles they provide schools and teachers with a comprehensive starting point to implement a robust process for standardisation and moderation within their assessment practice.

“We are excited to release the first set of exemplar performance standards which are aligned with the NAHT Assessment Principles. We have worked closely with a group of schools to ensure these standards were produced following a robust process. They create a focal point for discussions around curriculum progression and the centrality of assessment in high quality teaching and learning.” comments Mick Walker, former director of the QCA, adviser to the DfE and part of the Life After Levels Team.

Life After Levels will also be hosting two free events in Leeds and London in November. These events will bring together assessment expert Mick Walker and schools leading the way on assessment for on open discussion around what’s working and what the challenges are since the removal of the national attainment levels.


By Sara Hill - Senior Marketing Manager, Life After Levels