Leadership

Testing and Assessment

The use of national test results for the purpose of school accountability has resulted in some schools emphasising the maximisation of test results at the expense of a more rounded education for their pupils.  In addition, a variety of classroom practices aimed at improving test results has distorted the education of some children, which may leave them unprepared for higher education and employment. This report by the House of Commons Children, Schools and Families Committee looks at whether the principle of national testing is sound. Folder: Leadership Briefings Issue 3.06 (30)

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