Call to erase writing tests

1st July 2011 at 01:00

Writing tests for 11-year-olds should be scrapped, the Westminster Government-commissioned inquiry into key stage 2 assessment has recommended. The review, led by independent expert Lord Bew, called for pupils' writing to be measured through a process of moderated teacher assessment instead of the controversial formal tests known as Sats. The review's final report concluded that the two maths papers and the reading paper should be left largely as they were.

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