Posted by Peter on 2nd August 2011

Maths Level 4 SAT results improve

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  1. For the record, I am a Mac user and use Firefox or on occasion safari!!!

    I have to say that this is a very interesting post that raises many of the issues associated with SATs testing in Year 6. In my opinion there is too much pressure put on children, often by parents who do not understand that SATs results effect the school not the child. If a child doesn’t get a level 4, it does not mean that they are not good enough, it means that they did not do very well on one particular test. I think that it easy to get blinkered and to think that if someone isn’t getting the average score then there must be some kind of problem. Instead of describing level 4 as an average, it should be described as the target.

    I have referred to your article on my blog as it made for interesting reading and described some of the issues surrounding SATs to good effect.

    Skint.Teacher

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