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Primary Assessment - APP

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Year 5 teacher Angie Sykes assesses her pupils using Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP). Following discussions with colleagues in school, Angie attends an external moderation session to compare her judgements with those of other teachers in the Authority.

APP is a new approach to teacher assessment in the core subjects for primary schools. Developed by QCA, it builds on good, day-to-day teaching and learning and encourages teachers to review pupils' performance periodically in relation to nationally agreed criteria.

Teachers can look at evidence from across the curriculum in order to get a profile of pupils' abilities in the core subjects.

APP emphasises the importance of teachers' professional judgements, and the outcomes can be moderated. It feeds directly back into classroom teaching and learning, encouraging teachers to respond to individual needs which are highlighted through assessment.

Part of the series: Just for Governors

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