We have tried Rising Stars about 5 years ago but did not find it useful. The reading comprehension tasks had 20 marks and if you did not get more than 3 marks as a Y4 child you were level 1!!! Nothing really tallied and levelling against a number of marks doesn't tell you anything. We don't use APP - I never have done. I always found it to be too 'best fit' and did not give an accurate picture and we ended up with a massive assessment issue where the pudding was overegged!!! Moved on to developing our own stranded sheets by looking at lots of examples from other LAs etc... and compiling the best of what we found - they match the assessment focus areas, books bands and levels. Early days yet as only been in place just under 2 terms. We purchased new reading books and banded them above lime level and matched these to assessment focus areas and levels - we definitely needed something that would be consistent throughout the school. I tried Edinburgh Reading test years ago but it gave reading ages - ?????? Did not really help with getting children hooked on reading and loving books. Sorry, don't feel as though I have helped - only given you 2 examples to avoid.