Schools minister Nick Gibb writes in this week's TES magazine that teachers have been misled by union fearmongers about the primary assessments. Not surprisingly, he stands by the need for the reform of the assessment in order to ensure that children leave school with a good standard of reading, writing and mathematics. He says: "The STA has published exemplification materials as a guide to support teachers when making their teacher assessment judgements. These materials were developed in consultation with a number of teacher panels and are real examples of work by pupils currently in Year 2 or Year 6." Mr Gibb is keen to allay teachers' fears over what he calls "reports of inaccurate teaching union statements" about the tests. He adds: "Some unions have claimed that teachers will have to undertake more than 6,120 assessments for a class of 30 pupils. This is nonsense: teachers should not use the frameworks to assess individual pieces of work; they do not have to assess all six pieces of work individually against every "can do" statement." What are your views about Nick Gibb's claims? Do you think the panic over this issue is justified or do you think that teachers have been misled about the assessment reforms?