TES – New data uncovered by TES suggests the government has failed to ensure the “more consistent, reliable approach” to moderating teacher assessments of writing it promised following last year’s Sats chaos.
TES – A primary headteacher has refused to enter her pupils for Sats tests this year, despite being told she could lose her job over the decision.
TESS – The Scottish education secretary’s decision to scrap unit assessments will cost ‘at least £4.5 million’. The scrapping of unit assessments to ease teacher workload has left the Scottish government […]
The Guardian – The government is failing to provide sufficient information about the new GCSEs because of an “overzealous” interpretation of rules governing what civil servants can say in the runup to […]
The Guardian – The panel of four who advised Michael Gove on the primary spelling and grammar test now have reservations.
House of Commons Select Committee for Education – The close link between primary assessment (SATs) and school accountability creates a high stakes system which can negatively impact children’s teaching and learning, […]