Unreliable marks downgraded pupils;Letter

15th January 1999 at 00:00
I READ with interest Dr Nicholas Tate's claim (TES, January 8) that Chris Woodhead's criticisms of "unreliable" national curriculum tests were "now outdated".

We were surprised in September when our Year 9 English test results were much lower than in previous years. A marking review led to a change in the results of 101 pupils out of 115, meaning "improved" levels for 36 pupils.

Jane Eagland Head of English Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Lancs

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