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Assessing progress in foundation subjects (primary)
Understand how to assess effectively in foundation subjects with advice from an education consultant and examples of practice in 2 primary schools.
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.
Assessment approaches: maths (primary)
Are there assessment models for maths? In this article, we refer to examples of assessment models based on the objectives in the maths National Curriculum. We also link to more information about the NAHT framework for assessment.
Assessment cycles (primary)
Are there any examples of primary school assessment cycles? In this article, we link to documents from four primary schools which set out their assessment cycles for the school year. We also link to further articles on assessment, including how to develop a consistent assessment system
KS1 and KS2 'pupil-speak' assessment statements
Use and adapt examples of pupil-speak assessment statements for Key Stage (KS) 1 and 2, and read advice from our expert on using 'I can' statements with the National Curriculum.
Learning objectives and success criteria (primary)
Find out what learning objectives and success criteria are and how to use them to make sure what's been taught in your subject matches your curriculum intent. Plus, download and share our examples with your teachers.
Marking ladders: English and maths (primary)
Are there any marking ladders for English and maths? We look at different examples of marking ladders for maths and English, and link to numeracy success ladders. We also refer to local authority guidance on the potential difficulty of using maths marking ladders as a form of maths assessment.
Moderation of teacher assessment: proformas and guidance
Are there proformas for moderating teacher assessments? This article features three KeyDoc proformas to help schools moderate teacher assessments under the National Curriculum. We also relay expert advice on conducting effective moderation.
Progression grids: primary
Progression 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 schools
Find 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.
What are age-related expectations?
What are age-related expectations? We highlight information from the Department for Education and Ofsted on age-related expectations and performance descriptors, and share advice from our associate education experts. We also cite examples from primary schools.
Year-end expectations in English (primary)
What are the year-end expectations for English? We set out expectations from the National Curriculum primary programmes of study, and look at examples of documents from schools that further split these expectations up by year to measure pupil achievement.
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