Christine Blower · phonics · SATs

SATs stats

The announcement of this year’s SATs results has generated the usual furore over how to interpret them. The DfE’s‘First Statistical Release’ states that: The percentage of pupils achieving the expected level, level 4 or above, in the 2012 Key Stage 2 reading tests in all schools increased by 3 percentage points from 84 per cent… Continue reading SATs stats

Michael Rosen · SATs · The Guardian

The end of SATs?

Polly Curtis reported in Friday’s Guardian that 10,000 people have signed a petition to scrap SATs.Independent and objective testing is an appropriate way of seeking to find out if pupils are successfully remembering and understanding what society wants them to be taught. Unfortunately there is little evidence that the Government’s SATs papers actually do this… Continue reading The end of SATs?