TES forums - Boycott blues

1st October 2010 at 01:00

Tom Clancy

"NAHT are not arguing against accountability, but against the present unreliable testing regime. The working group is mandated to report next spring. If the results are not what NAHT want, there will be nothing to stop a boycott of the 2011 tests. Maybe the boycott this year has had an impact on Government thinking."


"The NAHT has fallen 'hook, line and sinker' for a letter by Michael Gove promising a review of the assesment system in the future. How can they possibly fall for this? Sats were wrong in 2010 and will still be wrong in 2011 and beyond. If heads had made more determined efforts to rid our system of these stupid tests we still wouldn't be having this debate."


"If the NAHT tried to boycott Sats, they'd look rather silly. They are tests for university entrance. You'll mean national curriculum tests, of course."

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