Assessment in Primary Science

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Summative assessment

Assessment of learning that summarises attainment or performance at a particular moment, usually by comparison or measurement (by assigning a grade or level) against a standard or benchmark. Often described by teachers as ‘end of unit’ or ‘end of year’; or assessment which fulfils a summarising purpose, e.g. to be passed onto the next teacher or put into the school tracking software.