Assessing reading (primary)Read guidance on how to assess guided reading, and learn how schools assess pupils' abilities. You'll also find links to examples of assessment resources, and further guidance on assessing whole-class reading.
How to moderate teacher assessments: primaryAs a middle leader, learn how to conduct effective moderation exercises to help teachers make accurate and consistent judgements of pupils’ progress. Use our templates to help you moderate reading, writing and maths.
Progression grids: primaryProgression grids can help teachers understand what progress looks like for their pupils. Have a look at these examples of subject and skills progression grids to help you develop your own.
Setting targets in primary schoolsFind out about setting targets under a mastery curriculum model, and have a look at examples of approaches different primary schools take for agreeing pupils’ targets.
Autumn 2021 phonics screening: how to administer the checkYou're required to administer a past version of the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils who missed the year 1 summer check because of coronavirus. Be clear on your responsibilities, including how to report the results to your local authority.
Key Stage 1 and 2 teacher assessmentsStatutory teacher assessments, along with LA moderation, are cancelled for 2020/21. Find out how the process usually works for Key Stage 1 and 2, to help you judge pupils' progress this year and prepare to comply with your requirements for 2021/22.
Key Stage 1 testsPrepare for the Key Stage (KS) 1 tests with guidance on administering, marking and scoring the tests. You will find links to practice test materials and the scaled score conversion tables.
Key Stage 1 and 2 tests: analysis toolsAre there analysis tools for Key Stage (KS) 1 and 2 tests? Question level analysis data for the 2017 tests is provided by Analyse School Performance. We relay advice on conducting test analysis from one of our associate education experts and link to commercial examples.
Key Stage 2 SATsWe summarise the Key Stage 2 SATs in just one page. You can also download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with colleagues.
Key Stage 2 SATsPrepare for KS2 SATs with our summary of the test format, schedule and scoring. We link to practice materials you can use to help pupils prepare.
Key Stage 2 SATs: using a readerCan we read test questions to pupils? We set out the Standards and Testing Agency's guidelines on when pupils may have readers in Key Stage 2 tests. You will also find advice on evidencing a pupil’s eligibility for a reader, and answers to some frequently asked questions about using readers.
KS2 SATs toolkitLearn everything you need to know to administer the tests and teacher assessments, keep up with key dates with our printable planner, and download templates to help you report to parents.
Standardisation and exemplification materials for writing (primary)Is there a proforma for standardising writing samples? This article features a KeyDoc proforma for standardising writing samples against the English curriculum attainment targets. We also link to examples of exemplification materials from the STA and a local authority.
Assessing and monitoring pupils' progress in maths (primary)How can teachers assess and monitor pupils' progress in mathematics? In this article, we link to guidance and assessment activities from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. You will also find good practice case studies on monitoring progress in maths from Ofsted.
Assessing pupil progress from the EYFS to KS1How can we assess progress from the EYFS to KS1? We look at how schools can use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile handbook to assess pupils from the EYFS to Key Stage 1 (KS1). We also look at how to manage assessment for pupils with SEN as they move from the EYFS to KS1.
Monitoring the progress of vulnerable pupils: gathering evidenceWhat evidence should we use to track vulnerable pupils' progress? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on data schools can use when monitoring the progress of vulnerable pupils. We also look at a behaviour-tracking tool for vulnerable pupils from a local authority.
Tracking progress in science (primary)Are there examples of science progress trackers for the National Curriculum? This article points to science progress trackers that have been created by practitioners and a commercial provider. We also link to further articles on internal assessment, including on creating a consistent assessment system.