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.
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.
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.
Autumn 2021 phonics screening: how to administer the checkYou're required to administer a past version of the phonics screening check to year 2 pupils who missed the year 1 summer check because of coronavirus. Be clear on your responsibilities, including how to report the results to your local authority.
Key Stage 1 and 2 teacher assessmentsStatutory teacher assessments, along with LA moderation, are cancelled for 2020/21. Find out how the process usually works for Key Stage 1 and 2, to help you judge pupils' progress this year and prepare to comply with your requirements for 2021/22.
Key Stage 1 assessments: statutory requirementsUpdatedKeep up to date with the latest changes to Key Stage (KS) 1 assessments. Be clear on how to comply with statutory requirements and what to report to your local authority and parents.
Key Stage 1 testsPrepare for the Key Stage (KS) 1 tests with guidance on administering, marking and scoring the tests. You will find links to practice test materials and the scaled score conversion tables.
Key Stage 2 SATs in 2022UpdatedGet an overview of how Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs will work in 2021/22. Download and share this QuickRead with colleagues as a ready-made resource.
Key Stage 2 SATs in 2022UpdatedPrepare for Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs in 2022 with our summary of the test format and scoring. Download our list of key dates to help you stay on top of deadlines and actions, and share practice materials with teachers.
Key Stage 2 SATs: which pupils shouldn't take them?UpdatedBe clear on who should and shouldn't sit the Key Stage (KS) 2 SATs. If you withdraw pupils, download and adapt our template to help you meet your requirements around informing parents of your decision.
Standardisation and exemplification materials for writing (primary)Is there a proforma for standardising writing samples? This article features a KeyDoc proforma for standardising writing samples against the English curriculum attainment targets. We also link to examples of exemplification materials from the STA and a local authority.
Year 4 multiplication tables check: requirements and guidanceFind out what you'll need to do to administer the year 4 multiplication tables check – a statutory requirement for 2021/22. Understand how to log in to the online system and how pupils can access practice tests so you can make sure they're prepared.
Assessing and monitoring pupils' progress in maths (primary)How can teachers assess and monitor pupils' progress in mathematics? In this article, we link to guidance and assessment activities from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics. You will also find good practice case studies on monitoring progress in maths from Ofsted.
Assessing pupil progress from the EYFS to KS1How can we assess progress from the EYFS to KS1? We look at how schools can use the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) profile handbook to assess pupils from the EYFS to Key Stage 1 (KS1). We also look at how to manage assessment for pupils with SEN as they move from the EYFS to KS1.
Monitoring the progress of vulnerable pupils: gathering evidenceWhat evidence should we use to track vulnerable pupils' progress? We relay advice from two of our associate education experts on data schools can use when monitoring the progress of vulnerable pupils. We also look at a behaviour-tracking tool for vulnerable pupils from a local authority.
Pupil premium: tracking pupil progressAnalyse the impact of your pupil premium interventions by downloading our tracking tool. Use it to help you make your funding go further, and to make sure your plans are impact-focused.
Tracking progress in science (primary)Are there examples of science progress trackers for the National Curriculum? This article points to science progress trackers that have been created by practitioners and a commercial provider. We also link to further articles on internal assessment, including on creating a consistent assessment system.