Assessment needs to be effective in assessing pupil’s journey through the school curriculum. It shouldn’t be designed to fit an ‘idea’ of what a school thinks an inspector wants to see.
Inspectors will use the following to judge the effectiveness of assessment and whether it is having an impact on pupil’s learning:
- Lesson observations
- Pupil’s work
- Discussion with pupils and teachers
- School records
You don’t need to see vast amounts of data, spreadsheets, charts & graphs!
OFSTED recognise that in the upcoming year schools are in different stages of developing assessment and will take this into account when monitoring progress of their pupils.