This article is targeted at mainstream schools. If you work in a special school, have a look at our assessment approaches for your school type.
Understand the different types of assessment
Assessment is essential to see how pupils are progressing, and to understand what needs to change to improve their attainment.
This article is about summative assessment, which should take place regularly and formally to measure progress and attainment. Other forms of assessment include:
When planning your assessment system, remember that not every teacher in every subject needs to assess in the same way. Especially if