Assessing and Monitoring Pupil Progress

01st May 2019

Education Endowment Foundation - Assessment – particularly teacher assessment - is one of the great unclaimed prizes of learning. However, ensuring that assessment is efficient, effective and without bias is a considerable challenge. The removal of National Curriculum Levels as mandatory assessment measures in English schools presents teachers - many of whom have not known any other way of assessing and monitoring their pupils - with uncertainty around how to judge pupils’ mastery of knowledge and concepts. A successful assessment system will enable the teacher to understand thoroughly what is expected to be mastered by pupils at any given stage of education, and assess their progress towards doing so in a meaningful and fair way.