There are better tests than Sats
The great majority of primary teachers are happy to test using standardised, age-related measures which are much fairer and more accurate than Sats. Such tests match children's progress against national standards and help us to meet individual needs.
Too often ministers assume that without Sats children would not be tested.
This is totally wrong. The issue is between Sats for the system and testing for children.
National Association for Primary Education national office
University of Leicester