Assessment (all phases)

  • Assessing and tracking pupils' progress
    Find out what factors to consider when assessing and tracking pupil progress. See examples of how schools are doing this and which commercial packages they're using.
  • Developing a consistent assessment system
    A strong whole-school assessment system is key to monitoring pupil progress and attainment effectively. Find guidance on how to review or redevelop yours to make sure it's fair and consistent.
  • Effective marking: research and guidance
    Effective marking can benefit your pupils and reduce staff workload. Read on for research from the DfE and EEF, and guidance from 1 of our experts on how to get it right.
  • Effective questioning techniques
    Skilful questioning is a key feature of high-quality teaching. Use these strategies to identify strengths and weaknesses in your own provision.
  • How to give effective feedback to pupils
    Find 5 principles of effective feedback from the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and see how schools are using a range of feedback techniques to help pupils improve.
  • How to identify your high and low-ability pupils
    Get a handle on how to identify your high and low-ability pupils, so you can make sure your curriculum meets the needs of all learners. Find out how to assess pupils in both core and foundation subjects, and what to explain to Ofsted inspectors about your chosen method.
  • Pupil progress meetings: how to run them
    Get guidance on how to run pupil progress meetings, including who to invite and how often to have them. Download our template to help teachers prepare evidence for a meeting.