Learning progressions built for the national curriculum

Assessments tell you what your students know. Learning Progressions in reading and maths tell you what your students are ready to learn next.

Informing planning and teaching

Learning Progressions are incorporated in the Star Assessments programmes. The learning progressions are a continuum of skills required by the curriculum, arranged into the order in which they are typically learned.

Built for the national curriculum in collaboration with NFER, Learning Progressions inform planning and teaching through skill-based reports in the Star Assessments programmes.

The research-based work conducted by NFER has been empirically validated using assessment data, ensuring that the learning progressions are a robust reflection of students’ skill acquisition.

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NFER reports introducing the Core Progress learning progressions

These reports from NFER introduce the Learning Progressions and explain the work NFER undertook in developing them for the national curriculum.

Download the report for reading

Download the report for maths

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Download a free pdf guide to learning progressions

This free pdf guide introduces learning progressions and explains the work NFER has undertaken to build them for the new national curriculum.

Download the guide

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