My school moved from QCA tests in each year, twice a year, to APP only (NO FORMAL TESTS ALLOWED). Is it me or is this going to be wildly inaccurate and based on judgements that will differ from teacher to teacher, and be unwieldy in trying to match up each other's judgements? And then there are the children who show better in APP, as they can talk a good subject, but are rubbish in tests (and vice versa) and there Year 6 SATS test will be wildly different to their APP score that they have carried with them during year 3,4,and 5. SOme will test much higher, some much lower. And then, as my Performance Management is based on all my children progressing 2/3 of a level, wouldn't I be just plain stupid unless every child is awarded a level 2/3 higher than last year, regardless of how they have progressed. And it would be a burden on the teacher they have next year to put them up more, as they would fail their PM. So all children in my class will go up 2/3 of a level. Everyone will be happy - children, parents, SLT, OFSTED. But it is just a paper exercise. It has no meaning and no worth. Thank goodness I am not spending any time on it! And anyway, as I believe I am doing my job properly, the children will probably all make 2/3 of a level progress this year anyway.