Assessing writing: cover and evidence sheets (primary)

Use our templates to help you standardise the assessment of writing samples, when judging how pupils' writing meets attainment targets for KS1 and KS2 English in the National Curriculum.

Last reviewed on 4 June 2024
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  1. Use our templates to make sure staff are marking work consistently
  2. See examples of pupils' work from the Standards and Testing Agency

Use our templates to make sure staff are marking work consistently

Download the documents below to help you standardise the assessment of writing for Key Stage (KS) 1 and KS2 English (note: end of KS1 teacher assessment is no longer statutory).

Use the templates to: 

  • Demonstrate how pupils' writing samples meet the age-related attainment targets in the National Curriculum (see these targets in the KS1 and KS2 English programmes of study)
  • Help you explain how you've collected writing samples and checked them for accuracy

Adapt the templates to suit your school’s assessment system. We've included instructions and prompts (highlighted in yellow) to help you fill them in. 

Cover sheet for a set of writing samples 

Use this template to record information about a whole set of samples, for example any comments about moderation sessions to check that samples were marked consistently.

KeyDoc: assessing writing - cover sheet DOC, 181.5 KB
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