The school I worked at 6 years ago used to use Pips. Children were tested using a computer program and the scores were analysed at Durham University. Is this still the same? The maths test included written 'sums', which is the point at which many of our children dropped out of the test, because, although they could calculate, only a few knew the addition and subtraction signs unsupported. I thought it was a rubbish form of assessment - telling you very little and extremely limited in scope. Most of the test was unrelated to the EYFS, and certainly the assessment method was! If it is still the same in format and method I am amazed it is still used anywhere.