It's that time in the term when I start to feel anxious. I'm marking assessments from our assessment week and I just know that some children will be either the same sub-level as they were (or I was told they were) when they came to me or, horror, a sub-level lower than the level I was given by their previous teacher. Raw scores in tests cannot lie, but I know that some people in my school get the children to take the same test again and again until they get a level at least one sub-level up on their previous term's level. It's a small minority of children, but I just know that I'm going to be called to questionn because not every child has made at least one sub-level's progress in reading, writing and maths this term. Is is just my school, or do all schools demand one sub-level's progress per term? It seems such a huge mountain to climb in the autumn term, especially when I don't 100% trust the levels given to me for the end of the previous year.