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School Sats ReviewKEY PROPOSALSReplace creative writing test with teacher assessment during the yearHave a test of spelling, punctuation and grammarKeep maths and reading testsPublish data to reflect progressPublish separate data for pupils who have been at the school for two years or moreGive sick pupils up to a week to take the testWhat do people think?And is there any chance this will be in place by next year?
Replace creative writing test with teacher assessment during the year - excellent. Will save me hours of re-mark/appeal time, and much better to judge a child's writing over more than 2 pieces.*Have a test of spelling, punctuation and grammar*- fine by me.Keep maths and reading tests - I suppose. Still rigid, narrow snapshots though, but at least the marking is better.Publish data to reflect progress <rolls eyes> Publish separate data for pupils who have been at the school for two years or more Uh-huh.Give sick pupils up to a week to take the test Will stop the hounding of poorly level 5 children by a few heads, I guess!
Yes, getting rid of the writing assessment sounds good.I'd be really pleased if schools were encouraged to care more about 'spelling, punctuation and grammar'Give sick pupils a week sounds only sensible.Maths test doesn't bother me.Reading test is a bit weird though isn't it - or at least misnamed, because they aren't judging the ability to read........
True it's a comprehension test and this years included part of an article from the Times
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