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Are APPs compulsory?

Discussion in 'Assessment' started by nicolabrown101, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. nicolabrown101

    nicolabrown101 New commenter

    We currently do the normal APP sheets in Literacy and Maths however a number of our teachers did not like the format or the fact that the statements did not link to actual NC levels. They have therefore designed their own assessment sheets based on NC levels which they use with the whole class. They still collect evidence in the same way as normal APP. A lot of our staff are now also wanting to switch to these assessment sheets. Is this allowed or is APP compulsory? What would OFSTEDs views be? I would appreciate your advice!
     
  2. nicolabrown101

    nicolabrown101 New commenter

    We currently do the normal APP sheets in Literacy and Maths however a number of our teachers did not like the format or the fact that the statements did not link to actual NC levels. They have therefore designed their own assessment sheets based on NC levels which they use with the whole class. They still collect evidence in the same way as normal APP. A lot of our staff are now also wanting to switch to these assessment sheets. Is this allowed or is APP compulsory? What would OFSTEDs views be? I would appreciate your advice!
     
  3. DM

    DM New commenter

    APP was non-statutory. When the Coalition Government came in, they abolished QCDA and made it abundantly clear they had no interest in APP. Ofsted are not remotely interested in it either.
     
  4. nicolabrown101

    nicolabrown101 New commenter

    Thank you! That was the answer I was hoping for.
     

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