The Oxford University Press - Reading and Writing Criterion Scales is an assessment framework which provides assessment criteria for Reception (Standard 1) to Year 6 (Standard 7).

Assessment judgements

Each pupil has a tile for each markbook statement, where teachers can record their assessment judgements using a traffic light system. 


They can record the colour of assessment that best reflects a pupil's attainment of a markbook statement.To assist teachers in making their assessment judgements, guidance has been provided. This can be accessed by clicking on the circled icon on an assessment statement.

Markbook metrics

Markbook judgements are used in two calculations for each pupil which can be reported on in PROGRESS:

  • Overall Percentage: This looks at assessments made for a pupil in a single ability level of a subject. It calculates each pupil's attainment as a percentage of all of the statements in that ability level.

  • Percentage of assessed: This looks at all assessments made for the pupil in the current academic year across all ability levels in a subject. It gives each pupil's attainment as a percentage of all of the statements that they have had assessment judgements recorded in.

The calculations take into account the colour of the assessment judgement using the weightings shown in the table below:


This framework is available to any school. Oxford University Press will be informed that the content has been activated for your school. To request activation please raise a support case.