New baseline tests indicate task ahead for computing teachers
What do pupils know about the “computing” before they start the new curriculum? Well, two thirds of Year 7 children, and about half of those in Year 10, don’t know what an integer is (it's a whole number, ie without a decimal point). This will be a surprise to many because it should have already been taught in maths.
It's just one of the insights from the new key stage 3 baseline testing being conducted by Naace and TLM and being shared at the Naace Conference in Nottingham (March 25-26).