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  • Assessing and tracking pupils' progress Find out what to consider when assessing and tracking pupil progress. See examples of how schools are doing this and which commercial packages they're using.
  • Assessment approach: age-related expectations How does an assessment system based on age-related expectations work? Get to grips with the key principles, and find out how 3 primary schools and a secondary school use the age-related expectations assessment approach.
  • Assessment in PRUs and hospital schools How can PRUs and hospital schools assess pupils? Four of our associate experts explain how PRUs and hospital schools might assess pupils. You will also find case studies from two PRUs, and policies from PRUs and hospital schools outlining their assessment strategies.
  • Developing a consistent assessment system How can we create a consistent whole-school assessment system? We set out guidance and expert advice on establishing principles of assessment and monitoring assessment across a school. We also cite advice from primary and secondary school leaders, who explain how their schools meet this challenge.
  • Effective feedback for pupils: techniques and policies What techniques can schools use for giving effective feedback? We look at guidance on the principles of effective feedback and strategies for giving effective feedback. We also link to our articles featuring marking and feedback policies from primary, secondary and special schools.
  • Effective marking: research and guidance Effective marking can benefit your pupils and improve staff workload. Read on for research from the DfE and EEF and guidance from one of our experts on how to get it right.
  • Effective questioning techniques What does effective questioning look like? We relay advice from a teaching school on effective questioning, and we include information on the 'skilful questioning' module from The Key’s CPD Toolkit. We also look at examples of questioning strategies.
  • How to identify your high and low-ability pupils Know 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 tell 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.
  • What does 'mastery' mean? What does ‘mastery’ in assessment mean? We refer to a Department for Education report that looks at ‘mastery’ in assessment, and an analysis of the ‘mastery learning’ approach by the Education Endowment Foundation. We also look at how schools explain what ‘mastery’ means for them.