Assessment (Year 1 to Year 10) and the Annual Report

Teachers assess children’s progress in different ways. These may include classroom observation, discussion and asking questions, classwork, homework, class tests and assessment activities. There are also parts of the curriculum that all schools must assess.

For a detailed look at school assessment, see our Assessment and Reporting pages for Foundation Stage (Years 1–2), Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 3–7), Key Stage 3 (Years 8–10) or Key Stage 4 (Years 11–12).

The following resources for parents include an overview of assessment and details on how schools should assess Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

The Annual Report

The Department of Education sets basic requirements for reporting to parents. These include the annual report, which schools must provide by 30 June each year.

The annual report gives you information about your child’s progress during the year and identifies any areas for improvement.

If your child has severe learning difficulties or profound and multiple learning difficulties, their school may adapt the annual report to include different headings.

For a detailed look at reporting, see our Reporting page for Foundation Stage (Years 1–2), Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 3–7), Key Stage 3 (Years 8–10) or Key Stage 4 (Years 11–12).