Response to the Department for Education consultation on performance descriptors

10 February 2015

In the response, the following principles for performance descriptors are as follows:

Performance descriptors should support assessment for learning mathematics in the classroom as a key lever to raising standard and help teachers to fine-tune their understanding of learners' needs and tailor their planning and teaching accordingly. The purpose of performance descriptors is not only for summative assessment but also to inform teachers at the next key stage of students' readiness for the next key stage.