Attainment targets and levels were introduced with the national curriculum in 1988. When the new national curriculum was published in 2014, new forms of assessment were developed to align with its content and principles. From September 2015, national curriculum levels will no longer be used for statutory assessments. Schools became responsible for developing new approaches to their own in-school assessment and to ensure they have information to make informed choices about what might work for their pupils, staff and curriculum.
The Aireborough Learning Partnership (Co-operative Trust) worked together to produce an assessment framework document to be used across all the primary schools in the ALP.