National Tests Timetable 2019
The following guide is published by the Welsh Government to provide parents/carers with information explaining what the tests involve and how the results will be reported:
The national testing will take place between 7th - 14th May 2019. Please see timetable below.
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Welsh National Tests - Reading & Numeracy Tests in Wales
Children in Years 2 to 9 take national tests in reading and numeracy each summer. Further information about what the tests involve and what the test results can tell you about your child’s learning is provided by the Welsh Government in their Information Guide for Parents: https://learning.gov.wales/docs/learningwales/publications/180418-information-for-parents-carers-2-9-en.pdf
A new curriculum is being developed for settings in Wales. The new curriculum will be used through-out Wales by 2022.
The whole approach to developing young people aged 3 to 16 will change. The new curriculum will have more emphasis on equipping young people for life. It will build on their ability to learn new skills and apply their subject knowledge more positively and creatively. As the world changes, they will be more able to adapt positively. They will also get a deep understanding of how to thrive in an increasingly digital world.
Meanwhile teachers will have more freedom to teach in ways they feel will have the best outcomes for their learners.
The purpose of the new curriculum is to support our children and young people to be:
It will have six areas of learning:
It will also include three cross-curricular responsibilities: literacy, numeracy and digital competency.