Effective Marking


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Specific references to marking in the 2013 School Inspection Handbook.

Ofsted Handbook 2013



[124] Inspectors must consider whether:

- assessment is frequent and accurate and used to set relevant work from the Early Years Foundation Stage onwards

- pupils understand well how to improve their work




Evaluating learning over time


[126] Inspectors’ direct observation must be supplemented by a range of other

evidence to enable inspectors to evaluate what teaching is like typically and the

impact that teaching has had on pupils’ learning over time. Such additional evidence may include:

 scrutiny of pupils’ work, with particular attention to:

- how well and frequently marking, assessment and testing are used to help teachers improve pupils’ learning

- the level of challenge provided

- pupils’ effort and success in completing their work and the progress they make over a period of time.



Quality of teaching in the school (Grade descriptors)



Consistently high quality marking and constructive feedback from teachers ensure that pupils

make rapid gains.



Teachers assess pupils’ learning and progress regularly and accurately at all key stages,

including in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They ensure that pupils know how well they

have done and what they need to do to improve.