Primary Assessment Criteria

"A school’s assessment system could assess everything students are learning, but then teachers would spend more time assessing than teaching. The important point here is that any assessment system needs to be selective about what gets assessed and what does not, and so the assessment system needs to focus on the ‘big ideas’ in each curriculum area…You can’t assess everything – be selective." Dylan William (2014)
The DfE expect schools to choose formative and summative assessment criteria for themselves. The NAHT have supported schools to do this by choosing a subset of all the programmes of study. Babcock LDP have supported schools by creating a set of key understandings for each year group.


NAHT Flow Chart

NAHT Introduction to Key Indicators

Assessing Key Understanding in Mathematics

NAHT Key Indicators in Themes

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