Standard 6

Make accurate and productive use of assessment

We have put together a series of resources, research documents, CPD and literature to support you as a teacher in meeting Standard six of the Department of Education's Teachers' Standards.


These cover:

  • know and understand how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements
  • ​make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils' progress
  • use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons
  • give pupils regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage pupils to respond to the feedback

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A guide to Assessment for learning is a great starting point for resources supporting this Standard. For more useful resources on this Standard, take a look at our hand-selected resources below.