Posted by Peter on 10th December 2007

News: More maths, less testing

Polly Curtis, education editor of The Guardian writes today that the Government will pave the way for an overhaul of national testing and school league tables in recognition that the system of high-stakes testing has become too nerve-racking for children. Ministers will give the go-ahead to introduce a form of tests which allow children two attempts and put more emphasise on teacher assessment – provided the results of a pilot, begun last week, bear out their high hopes.

More space will be made for maths and reading, as well as a review of the SATs. More on this later in the week.

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