13 May '14

News Headteachers raise concern over Sats test error

Test gave conflicting instructions on how long pupils were allowed to answer question, leading to variation between schoolsSats tests taken by 100,000 pupils on Monday contained errors that meant teachers and pupils were given conflicting rules about how the test was to be taken, with headteachers and unions concerned that some of England's brightest pupils might suffer as a result.The blunder in the national standardised English test exam prepared by the Standards and Testing Agency, an arm of the Department for Education, could affect the key stage 2 assessment results for primary schools in England if it was found to have caused a variation in scores. Continue reading...

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