Assessment is an integral part of the learning process. Ongoing, integrated assessment allows teachers to build up a picture of each child’s progress and learning needs. This helps them plan future work and ultimately improve learning.
The methodology of Assessment for Learning is informed by robust research evidence. It’s not about simply recording data from a series of tests over time. Linked to the curriculum, it’s a powerful pedagogical tool to improve pupils’ outcomes.
See Formative Assessment and Assessment for Learning for details.