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A week in primary: 21 July 2017

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Leading academics are calling for the results of next year’s new literacy and numeracy tests to be made available. The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), the national academy of science and the arts, has said that raw data from new Scottish standardised school assessments at P1, P4, P7 and S3 should be used to hold teachers to account over their professional judgements. The EIS union argued that the purpose of the tests was not to hold teachers to account.

Children going hungry in the school holiday is a “significant human rights issue for Scotland”, the Scottish commissioner for children and ...

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