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Key Stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling tests

The Guardian – Dear Ms Morgan: in grammar there isn’t always one right answer.  I can understand that you may not have had a chance to look at the 2016 sample test for key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling. It suffers from a severe case of terminology-itis.

GOV.UK – 2016 key stage 2 English grammar, punctuation and spelling: sample test materials, mark scheme and test administration instructions.

GOV.UK – 2015 Key Stage 2 tests:English grammar, punctuation and spelling test.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling test 2013

DfE press release on GOV.UK – New grammar, punctuation and spelling test will raise children’s literacy standards

TES article – Year 6 will take the exams this summer despite advisers’ concerns.

Guardian Education – At its annual conference in Liverpool, the National Union of Teachers (NUT) passed a motion calling for a boycott of spelling, punctuation and grammar tests for 11-year-olds and a reading check for six-year-olds. Both were introduced this year.

The Independent – Teachers threaten boycott of controversial tests for six-year-olds.