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Assessing Pupil Progress
The Aims of the Assessment for Learning StrategyBuilding on the work of the most successful schools, the aim is now to make assessment for learning more widespread, systematic and consistent. The aims are that:
The Assessing Pupil Progress approach and materials are fundamental to the achievement of these aims.
Assessing Pupils Progress (APP)
APP is the new structured approach to teacher assessment, developed by QCDA in partnership with the National Strategies, which equips teachers to make judgements on pupils? progress. It helps teachers to fine-tune their understanding of learners? needs and to tailor their planning and teaching accordingly, by enabling them to:
?use diagnostic information about pupils? strengths and weaknesses to improve teaching, learning and pupils? progress
?make reliable judgements related to national standards drawing on a wide range of evidence
?track pupils? progress.
Further details on APP and the assessment guidelines and standards files for English, Mathematics and Science can be accessed by clicking here.
The Lancashire Assessment, Mathematics and English Teams have produced a generic powerpoint that can be used by schools to provide internal training for APP. Please click here to access the powerpoint.
APP Case Studies|
Case Studies 1 and 2 are taken from an APP Transition project carried out between Infant and Junior schools in 2008/09. The case studies are comprised of children's writing from across the curriculum which have been standardised in school and moderated between 2 schools.
Case Study 3 explains the process one school went through in order to use APP to aid transition from Year 2 to Year 3.
Case Study 4 explains the process two schools (one Infant and one Junior) went through in order to use APP to aid transition from Year 2 to Year 3.