28th March 2022

The truth about SATs: Worry for pupils and parents while schools rush to complete the curriculum

After a two year break from SATs, the return of the government tests is having a detrimental impact on primary […]

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9th March 2022

A times tables test too far

When the government announced its intention to develop a test to encourage schools in England to focus on ensuring children learn their times tables, few people complained because it is clearly the case that children benefit from knowing these results. Support for such a test was based on the assumption that any test introduced would be carefully developed to ensure it was fit for purpose. 

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5th November 2021

Schools’ varied Covid stories make sitting the Phonics Test meaningless

Professor Alice Bradbury, Co-Director of Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy, UCL Institute of Education Professor Gemma Moss, Director of International Literacy […]

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15th October 2021

Not helpful, stressful and a waste of time: teachers and heads condemn new English and Maths test for four-year-olds

Only 1% of teachers and school leaders believe the new tests have been a positive experience for pupils Only 6% […]

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27th August 2021

Misinformation for parents – government leaflet on baseline assessment

Nancy Stewart, Vice President, Early Education and early years specialist Parents who have a 4-year-old starting school in September may […]

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2nd July 2021

Drop SATs for good: the case for recovery without high-stakes assessment

More Than A Score is a coalition bringing together tens of thousands of headteachers, teachers, parents, academics and professional organisations […]

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2nd July 2021

Race inequality and the inequities of SATs

Sandeep Kaur, associate headteacher, Highlands Primary School, Ilford The curriculum is geared towards mastery of skills, knowledge and concepts built […]

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2nd July 2021

Reflections on education and assessment

Jonathan Cooper, headteacher, St Luke’s Primary School, Brighton, National Leader in Education How do you measure the quality of an […]

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2nd July 2021

SATs and our community

Matt Morden, co-head, Surrey Square School, London 98% of our families sit within the lowest 40% of the income-deprived families […]

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2nd July 2021

Alternatives to SATs: why covid-19 has made changing our current testing and accountability system a pressing issue

Gemma Moss, Professor of Literacy and Director of the International Literacy Centre at UCL Institute of Education Covid-19 has shown […]

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2nd July 2021

Hours wasted in the quest to test

Kulvarn Atwal, headteacher, Highlands Primary School, Ilford Approximately 20% of teaching time is spent preparing children for SATs Children are […]

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2nd July 2021

SEND and SATs: the worst of all worlds

Jeremy Barnes, headteacher, All Saints Catholic Primary School, Liverpool For children with SEND (special educational needs and disability), a primary […]

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2nd July 2021

The weak wall of assessment

Mark Chatley, Trust Leader, The Coppice Primary Partnership, KENT The cancellation of SATs and other assessments in 2020 and 2021 […]

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