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The change in the new curriculum has also brought about changes in the way in which we assess the children. Under the current system 'levels' will only apply to Year 2 and Year 6, who will still be assessed under the current SATs system until 2015. Reception and Nursery children are assessed under current EYFS framework. All other year groups are no longer required to be assessed using levels and schools have been encouraged to develop their own way of assessing the children against key national curriculum indicators.

National Curriculum: Tim Oates on assessment

Tim Oates from Cambridge Assessment talks about the purpose of changes to assessment in the new curriculum and rationale behind moving away from levels. This link has some useful resources on assessment: