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Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998


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Baseline assessment arrangements

9.—(1) The Department shall by order specify the arrangements for baseline assessment.

(2) An order under paragraph (1) may, instead of containing the provision to be made, refer to provisions in an approved document and direct that those provisions are to have effect or, as the case may be, are to have effect as amended by the order.

(3) In paragraph (2) “approved document” means a document which has been—

(a)prepared by the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (“the Council”);

(b)approved by the Department; and

(c)published by the Council.

(4) It shall be the duty of the Council to send to the Board of Governors of every primary school with pupils who are required to be assessed under Article 8 a copy of every document published by it under paragraph (3)(c).

(5) An order under paragraph (1) may impose such duties on—

(a)the Boards of Governors and principals of primary schools; and

(b)the Council, as appear to the Department to be necessary or expedient for the purpose of implementing the arrangements specified by the order.

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