Poor marks for single-level tests

15th April 2011 at 01:00

Single-level tests - proposed as a replacement for Sats by the last Labour government - have not been proven as valid measures of pupil achievement, the exams regulator said this week. Ofqual also found that benefits identified through a pilot, such as reductions in "teaching to the test" and pupil stress, would not necessarily remain if the tests were used for "high stakes" accountability.

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