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The National Curriculum (Moderation of Assessment Arrangements for the Second and Third Key Stages) (Wales) Order 2015

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2.—(1) In this Order—

“the Act” (“y Ddeddf”) means the Education Act 2002;

“maintained school” (“ysgol a gynhelir”) means a community, foundation or voluntary school maintained by a local authority in Wales and which is not a special school;

“moderation” (“cymedroli”) means the review of teacher assessment processes and results to ensure consistency in teacher assessment during the second and third key stages and “moderating” is to be construed accordingly;

“preliminary determination” (“penderfyniad rhagarweiniol”) means any determination made by a teacher as to the level of attainment of a pupil following teacher assessment of that pupil prior to making a final determination as to that pupil’s level of attainment in those teacher assessments;

“spring term” (“tymor y gwanwyn”) means the school term immediately preceding the summer term;

“standardisation of teacher assessment practices” (“safoni arferion asesiadau athrawon”) means the review of teacher assessment judgements and teacher assessment processes to ensure consistency in those judgements and processes;

“summer term” (“tymor yr haf”) means the final term in the school year;

“teacher assessment” (“asesiad athro neu athrawes”) means such assessment arrangements as are prescribed from time to time by the Welsh Ministers in relation to the second and third key stages under section 108(3)(c) of the Act(1).

(2) References to the second key and third stage are to be construed in accordance with section 103 of the Act.

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The current assessment arrangements are set out in S.I. 2004/2915 (W. 254), S.I. 2005/1394 (W. 108), S.I. 2013/433 (W. 51) and S.I. 2014/1999 (W. 200).

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