Last updated on 13 November 2017
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Schools are responsible for developing their own internal assessment systems. This page brings together links to useful articles to support you with this and help you find what you need.

What makes a good assessment system?

We worked with our associate education experts, and other assessment specialists to help you develop and decide on your own assessment system:

What assessment approaches are schools using? 

We have 2 articles that highlight different assessment systems used by schools and include case studies for each approach. The case studies featured are from primary and secondary schools, as assessment systems are often transferable across school phases.

We look at the following approaches:

We also have specific articles on assessment for:

Implementing an assessment system

Are you thinking about how to track, monitor and manage your internal assessment? Why not start with the following articles:

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Writing or reviewing an assessment policy?

Use our downloadable model policy for primary schools and secondary schools.


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