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  • Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP): Assessment guidelines

    Links to the assessment grids containing APP guidelines for speaking and listening, reading, writing, mathematics and science. The assessment sheets support assessment against national curriculum levels in Key Stage 1 and 2. Reading, writing, mathematics and science assessment criteria for levels 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, and 4 to 5 (and 5 to 6 in science) are available, as well as assessment grids containing guidelines for all levels from 1 to 8. Speaking and listening assessment criteria is available for levels 1 to 3, 2 to 4, 3 to 5 and 4 to 6.

  • Standards files

    Introduction to the standards files for reading, writing, mathematics and science, and their importance in the Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) approach.

    • Mathematics standards files

      A grid containing links to the mathematics standards files. These standards files support Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

    • Training standards files

      Links to the exemplar standards files (training standards files) that have been made available without the annotations that reveal the level at which each pupil is working. These provide a useful resource when training staff and can be used with groups of staff to show the process of making a level judgement.

  • Assessing Pupils' Progress (APP) in the primary phase

    Overview of the APP materials, including a video on school leader's views. Also links to: What is APP?; What are assessment focuses (AFs)?; Planning to use APP; Making APP judgements; Links between APP; the Primary Framework and the National Curriculum; Assessment guidelines; Making judgments; How to secure APP judgements.