Assessing and monitoring pupils' progress in maths (primary)

See how you can assess and monitor pupils' progress in maths using different resources.

Last reviewed on 12 May 2023
School types: All · School phases: Primary
Ref: 8162
  1. Use progression grids to assess pupils’ progress
  2. Download the NCETM’s activities and assessment material
  3. Try these monitoring and tracking resources
  4. Next, think about raising attainment

Use progression grids to assess pupils’ progress

The National Curriculum sets out what should be taught in each year group or phase in maths.

Progression grids offer a breakdown of the key content and targets.

You don't have to make them, but they can:

  • Help you and your teachers understand what progress looks like for pupils
  • Provide a benchmark for what you should expect to see when scrutinising each year group or phase

Walter Evans Church of England Primary and Nursery School in Derby has maths progression grids for years 1 to 6 based on the Maths – No Problem! scheme of work (please note the mention of this scheme does not constitute an endorsement from The Key) Borough Green Primary School in Kent has progression skills grids for maths divided into subject areas for each year group from 1 to 6 The National Centre for Excellence in