AFL is "Assessment <u>for</u> learning" - ie. assessment that helps a student make progress as opposed to assessment <u>of </u>learning which is just a kmeasure of where a student is at (such as GCSE exams). APP (Assessing Pupil Progress) is a tool that can be used as part of the wider AFL picture. It suggests a way that staff can monitor and record pupil competence at different parts of the subject and hence allow teachers to work with students to 'fill in the gaps'. Depending upon your point of view APP is somewhere between the greatest thing since sliced bread and now suddenly everys student will be able to become a genius as the gaps are filled or, at the other end of the spectrum, an administrative nightmare that will see teachers spending hours setting little APP assessment tasks and fillign in endless spreadsheets hence leaving no time to plan lessons or teach!