Reflections on year 7 reading attainment

As a year 7 teacher meeting new pupils in the autumn term, it can be hard to ascertain pupils’ prior knowledge and existing level of skill in order to determine the right pitch for those initial lessons and schemes of work. Year 6 national curriculum test outcomes often form the basis of teachers’ expectations of pupils but it is unlikely that many secondary teachers will have the time or opportunity to study the tests behind the scores in any sort of detail.

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