Primary school is a time for self-discovery, building confidence and nourishing potential. But primary school children in England are among the most tested in the world.
Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.
More Than a Score believes there is another way. We’re a growing coalition of parents, teachers, heads and education experts, working together to call for change in the government’s over-testing regime.
Find out more about what we can do together to show that children are More Than A Score.
20th November 2018
On Wednesday 5 December, we’re holding the Big SATs Sit-in and we hope you’ll join us. It’s a series of events across the country where grown-ups will take SATs papers — under exam conditions! — and spread the word about what’s wrong with the current system.
27th September 2018
As the Department for Education announces the results of this year’s phonics screening check, new research reveals that heads, teachers and parents overwhelmingly oppose the controversial reading test for six-year-olds.
1st October 2018
The government’s plans for assessment in reception classes have been dealt another blow. Thirteen organisations were briefed on the roll-out but only one tendered for the project. Watch our video to hear what teachers have to say about baseline assessment.
Are you one of a growing number of heads who believe that the government’s standardised testing regime is not fit for purpose? Find out more and add your voice to our campaign.Join us
More Than A Score is about parents and teachers coming together to change a system that doesn’t work.
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