SATS for seven year olds scrapped

Expert reaction to the proposal to scrap testing for seven year olds as announced by the Government.

Comment from Michael Coldwell, Director, Centre for Education and Inclusion Research, Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University:
“There is of course evidence going back many years of increased pressure on pupils and schools related to the increased amount of testing per se in England, and recent evidence from Education Datalab that KS1 test results differed between junior and infant schools, so there are good reasons to welcome this news.”


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