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Assessing Pupils' Progress: Focused assessment materials

Publication date:
Jun 2009
Head of school department, Subject leader, Teacher
Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP), Assessment, Assessment Focuses, Guidance


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These materials are based on the APP assessment criteria and organised in the National Curriculum levels. There is a set for each of levels 4 to 8.

The focused assessment materials include for each assessment criterion:

  • Examples of what pupils should know and be able to do so teachers have a feel for how difficult the mathematics is intended to be. These are not activities or examples that will enable an accurate assessment of work at this level. To do this, you need a broad range of evidence drawn from day-to-day teaching over a period of time; this is exemplified in the Standards files, which are provided as part of the overall APP resources.
  • Some probing questions for teacher to use with pupils in lessons to initiate dialogue to help secure their assessment judgement.

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