Eleventh report of session 2016-17
April 2017: House of Commons Education Committee
The way in which children at primary school were assessed changed considerably in 2016. New tests were introduced to reflect the new national curriculum, first taught in 2014, and new measures of attainment were introduced. This report finds that the implementation was rushed and that the new assessment process risked narrowing of the curriculum and ‘teaching to the test’, as well as affecting teacher and pupil wellbeing negatively.
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