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Never before have schools had so much information and data based upon their pupils. This information comes in various forms, PANDA, Value added, National and Optional Tests. The efficient use of this assessment information can be a powerful tool in raising pupil achievement within schools. It can either be based upon Assessment of Learning or Assessment for Learning. The question one should always ask is, “ How will this information impact upon the pupils within our school?”

Assessment is also an integral part of the Early Years Foundation Stage and the following documentation demonstrates ways in which assessment can be effective in the Early Years.

Good Practice Assessment
Organisation of the daily mathematics lesson in Reception Classes