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.
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.
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.
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.
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.