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How can diagnostic guidance inform ongoing teaching?

Using diagnostic guidance to help teachers address learning gaps.

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Why is the summer term a valuable time for undertaking assessments?

NFER's Liz Twist answers your FAQs on end-of-year assessment.

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Can summative assessments be used formatively?

Gaining formative benefits from summative tests.

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How do I interpret standardised scores?

Practical guidance from NFER’s Liz Twist.

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Why do we moderate assessment judgements?

To have confidence in the assessment decisions that are recorded.

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What assessment information should I share with parents?

How to share assessment information depending on the purpose.

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How can I make self and peer assessment work with my class?

How to use self and peer assessment to accelerate learning.

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Do methods matter?

Different strategies used by pupils completing maths questions.

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What is diagnostic assessment?

Understanding the different between formative and diagnostic assessment.

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What are the common mistakes when adding fractions?

Advice on how these misconceptions can be rectified.

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