Government defend SATS as headteachers brand them “too difficult”
Education / Sat 13th May 2023 at 05:52am
THE government has defended tests for Year 6 pupils across England, after some parents and teachers said a paper in this week’s Sats was too difficult.
One head teacher said the English reading test included some “GCSE-level” questions. Some pupils were left in tears and did not finish the paper.
It has fuelled a debate among teachers and parents about the purpose of Sats.
A Department for Education (DfE) spokesperson told BBC News the tests were “designed to be challenging”.
The government had previously said it worked to ensure that “all tests are appropriate”.
But asked for further comment on the English reading paper, the DfE added that Sats had to be tough “in order to measure attainment across the ability range, including stretching the most able children”.
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Tests that make children cry because they feel inadequate are not education but a form of abuse. Abolish SATs!
My daughter didn’t finish the test either it left her feeling like shit, she was already feeling down for missing soo much school already during the pandemic why should they put soo much pressure on a 11 year old