Supporting Assessment in School: the Role of the LEAs

Barbara Lee

01 January 1993

This NFER project investigated the various arrangements made for supporting teachers of pupils in key stage 1 and key stage 3 and the effectiveness of this support, by eliciting the views of both LEA staff and teachers. The main questions covered were:

  • do schools and LEAs have policies on assessment and what do such policies cover?
  • which staff have responsibility for assessment at school and in LEAs and what tasks do they carry out?
  • what training and other types of support are provided by LEAs to teachers and how effective are they?
  • what resources are available to support teachers and how is funding deployed?

The report provides a wealth of detail on these issues and considers the implications of the findings for the support that teachers will require in the future, in the light of the demands of the National Curriculum.