Assessment (all phases)

  • Create an effective feedback culture in your school
    Boost the impact of feedback, focus on pupil outcomes and reduce staff workload by using these evidence-based approaches to feedback and marking.
  • Developing a consistent assessment system
    A whole-school assessment system based on the curriculum is key to monitoring pupil progress and attainment. Find out how to review or redevelop yours to make sure it's fair and consistent.
  • 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 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.
  • Key Stage 1 and 2 assessments
    Find answers to FAQs on how to comply with statutory requirements for Key Stage (KS) 1 and 2 assessments. Use our checklist of key dates and deadlines, and know what to report to your local authority and parents/carers.
  • 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, as well as our list of questions to guide discussion and create action points.
  • Tracking and assessing pupils' progress
    Learn how to track pupil progress and what factors to consider in order to effectively assess pupil performance and the quality of your teaching and learning.