chapter  8
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Assessment and monitoring of reading

More than for anything else that they do, schools have to account for their success in reading and writing to all their various stakeholders: politicians, the media, LEAs, inspectors, governors, parents and, most importantly, the children themselves. It seems very likely therefore that you will be expected to play a part in ensuring that every child is encouraged to make progress and receives appropriate and adequate support for any problems that arise. This means helping the teacher to monitor and assess on a regular, perhaps even a daily basis. You're more likely to be directly involved in these formative and diagnostic assessments than in the summative assessments that take place at the end of a key stage.