Posted by Peter on 8th July 2008

News: Sats test delay

Sats test delay
Well the SAT results for our 11 year olds have been delayed –  a predictable event. We might think that our children’s test papers are marked by teachers or people employed in education but in fact the contract for marking the tests was awarded to a company called ETS for the next 5 years and it was worth £156 million! ETS has a presence in 42 countries and is the largest private educational measurement service in the world. Despite being such a large organisation there seem to be a number of concerns over the quality of the marking and the time taken.The online publication of the results of tests taken by 11 year olds has been delayed until 15 July, very close to the end of term.
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