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Good News for the
Multiplication Tables Check
The DfE has set out the rules for its new times tables test
for eight- and nine-year olds ahead of the voluntary rollout of the new test next year. The link can be found here.
There will be a time limit built in to ensure that pupils are
recalling answers rather than working them out. The
government announced last September that its longplanned times tables test would move from Y6 to Y4.
It is thought that the test will be available on line for a
three-week period in June each year.
Questions will be randomly selected from a bank of 121
from two to 12 times tables, though there will be an
emphasis on the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12 tables “because these
have been determined to be the most difficult”.
The online system will automatically give each pupil a
score out of 25, which will then be reported to schools.
However, there will be no “expected standard” threshold
for the multiplication check.
For British international
schools in certain
countries, meeting the
2017 British School
Overseas (BSO) inspection
stipulations in regard to the
2010 Equalities legislation
has been challenging.
However, in a recent
announcement by the DfE,
the regulations are being
changed so that in future,
schools that cannot, due to
local restrictions, meet
every aspect of the BSO
regulations will, if
successful in all other
aspects, be accorded full
including the right to carry
out NQT Induction and the
award of a DfE number.
See the announcement
from the Association of
British Schools Overseas