Primary assessment

The pressure on children and schools from a broken system can’t go on. Primary assessment is not fit for purpose. It is harming children’s learning and, in some cases, their well-being.

primary assessment

primary assessment

The SATs Effect: Teachers’ Verdict

Over 2,300 members responded to our survey on the experience of primary assessment in 2017. The results showed the damaging impact that the system of assessment for school accountability purposes is having on teachers, schools and children. This is particularly exacerbated by the funding crisis currently facing schools.

The huge workload generated by the SATs and the knock on effects on teacher recruitment and retention are depriving our education system of experienced professionals. The impact on the curriculum is meaning that many children don’t get to experience a broad and balanced education and are without the skills and experience they need to prepare for their future.

 You can read the full survey report here.

More Than a Score: The alternative for primary assessment

More Than a Score has launched its alternative for primary assessment. This document explains in an easy and accessible way what we are campaigning for and the kind of change we need to see in our schools. Use it to start a conversation about primary assessment.

To order copies of the More Than a Score alternative (produced as an A5 pamphlet) email primary@nut.org.uk with your name, contact details, and the number of copies required.

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