Conflict over tests

5th April 1996 at 01:00
The two local authority organisations have fallen out over the Government's plans to publish league tables of primary schools based on the results of national curriculum tests for 11-year-olds.

The Association of County Councils has asked Gillian Shephard, the Education and Employment Secretary, to drop the league tables. However, the Labour-controlled Association of Metropolitan Authorities has written to Mrs Shephard commending the decision to "allow parental access" to the test results.

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