Look at the latest version of the Ofsted evaluation schedule below. Read the section on the Quality of Teaching (pages 11 to 14).
Note the statement that the most important role of teaching is to promote learning so as to raise pupils' achievement. Also, teaching should be understood to include teachers' planning and implementing of learning activities across the whole curriculum, as well as marking, assessment and feedback. Look at what the inspectors must consider: the criteria for making judgements; additional guidance; and the descriptors for the grades.
Eileen Visser, HMI Rtd, asks several questions of schools about assessment, checking on pupils' understanding and giving feedback. Have a look at the questions below.
The Welsh Assembly Government has published a booklet which stresses the importance of involving pupils in assessment.
Consider the following questions the booklet poses as regards using assessment information with pupils.