Sats test scoring angers school head teachers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18176945

Sats test scoring angers school head teachers

Head teachers in England have criticised arrangements for scoring this year’s Sats tests taken by 11-year-olds.

I agree entirely with the head teachers. Creating an average English mark from two scores which are arrived at in a completely different way gives a very misleading result. It is also unfair to compare these results with those of previous years. Regardless of the argument over the scoring method wouldn’t it be better to differentiate theses results as something separate from previous Sats so that students past and present are represented fairly? Indeed, why not let them also sit the standard test after schools have given their assessment mark to see how the results compare? We could then evaluate the relative merits more easily.

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