Secondary Assessment Materials

Materials designed to help secondary teachers assess the degree to which pupils have mastered concepts within the maths curriculum. Written by experts and classroom teachers, the materials consist of tasks and activities designed to expose two degrees of understanding: mastery and mastery with greater depth.

Primary Assessment Materials

To help teachers make judgements on the degree to which pupils have acquired mastery of the mathematics curriculum, the NCETM, working in conjunction with the Maths Hubs programme, has produced a series of questions, tasks and activities, mapped against key topics of the primary National Curriculum.

The materials, produced in collaboration with Oxford University Press, are divided into six separate documents, one for each of Years 1 to 6 inclusive.

Each document starts with an introduction to the principles of teaching for mastery and the implications for assessment in mathematics in the context of the new curriculum. The structure and suggested use of the new assessment materials is also explained.


NCETM Primary Marking Guidance April 2016


NCETM Secondary Marking Guidance October 2016


NCETM Mastery Microsite with guidance and resources to support Teaching for Mastery