Refocusing Assessment



This resource came about following discussions between The Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT), the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the schools that we work with.

We believe that the most effective school assessment systems are those designed by practitioners to suit their particular context.


Overview – The need to ‘Refocus assessment’

This resource provides a framework for school leaders and department heads to plan a coherent whole school approach to assessment that will support the learning of each and every student.

Refocusing assessment is about focusing on the needs of students and the ways in which assessment can best support good pedagogy and practice.

Refocusing Assessment template for schools

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