In consultation with the art, craft and design education community and experts in assessment and progression we have prepared The Framework for Progression, Planning for Learning, Assessment, Recording and Reporting. This NSEAD guide is for teachers working at Key Stages 1-3, and including reference to the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 4.
The programmes of study set out in the national curriculum are what should be taught by the end of each key stage. Schools are required to use their own approaches to formative assessment, to support pupil attainment and progression. NSEAD's assessment framework should be built into the school curriculum, so that schools can check what pupils have learned and whether they are on track to meet expectations at the end of the key stage. This will help all teachers tracking progression and with reporting to parents and care givers.
For key stage 3 educators: In addition, an older document first produced by QCA exemplifies standards in Art & Design through the old Level statements. This document exemplifies an approach to project planning as sequences of learning in several media and techniques in each Level. Assessment statements by the teacher, pupil self-assessment and QCA observations all help to model effective assessment of standards and approaches to assessment and progression. You can view the document here.