Assessment forms part of the process where a teacher plans to move the class forward to the next learning objectives. There are different aspects of assessing writing, some formative and some summative: marking, correcting, responding, describing progress and final assessmentand the chapter includes suggestions about how teachers can allow for differentiation. Pupils’ self-assessment or evaluationand self-regulation in writingalso needs to be included in response to and assessment of writing. There are sometimes concerns about the amount of time a teacher may have to spend on marking or responding to writing and the chapter outlines how to manage selective and effective response throughout a teaching sequence. The Scale of Progression in Writinggives a descriptive framework for monitoring and reporting on progress and the writing miscue analysis provides a diagnostic tool to help in supporting children who experience difficulties with writing.