Even Pearson are screaming STOP THE SATS!

So this is interesting and shows the tide most definitely turning. Pearson write the tests and their interim report into primary assessment echoes many of the points that we’ve been making:

-The concerns of government are prioritised over and above the needs of teachers and pupils.

–Teachers do not feel their professional judgment is valued highly enough.

They are concerned about the impact assessment is having on the curriculum.

-Children with SEND are put at a disadvantage by an assessment system which does not recognise their capacities and needs.

-Teachers are concerned about the dominance of assessment-for-accountability.

-Teachers, parents, governors and pupils all feel anxiety over the impact of high stakes tests.

-Assessment (ongoing as well as terminal) can cause unreasonable workloads.

-Teachers and parents have significant concerns about the accuracy and consistency of assessments.



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