The academic gap has widened since key stage 3 tests were abolished in 2008, says the head of Ofsted.

Sir Michael Wilshaw says that the achievement gap between rich and poor students has grown and standards have dropped due to the lack of focus on formal testing at age 14, reports The Guardian.

Using the right tools to support learning can help teachers ensure that standards do not decline in the classroom – and classroom management solution, NetSupport School, can benefit both teachers and students with its full scope of features to aid lesson preparation and student learning.

Teachers can check their students’ understanding of concepts with NetSupport School via any of its testing and assessment options. And with the ability to use instant response questions to poll the class, full auto-marked tests or the gamified Q&A Mode that has been designed to support Ofsted’s recommended “pose, pause, pounce, bounce” style of questioning, teachers can easily see where extra explanation or support is needed to help students understand topics.