So the School Curriculum and Assessment Authority is going to study 10, 000 completed scripts before it fixes level thresholds. In other words, it is going to norm-reference the levels.
This leaves two questions unanswered: * Why have we all been trying to criterion-reference children's work over the past eight years?
* If test results are to be norm-referenced, how is it ever going to be possible to show improvement?
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