‘One of the most striking educational trends of the past few decades has been the rise of "teaching to the test". In both the UK and the US, high-stakes accountability systems have led schools to focus instruction ever more narrowly on what the tests cover. Assessment has become the driver of the curriculum. Of course, this trend has always had its critics, but in the last year or so I think we can see the tide turning against teaching to the test. Most notably, Ofsted has intervened. In a series of speeches and publications, Amanda Spielman has criticised the culture of "grade stickers" and made it clear that Ofsted inspections are there to look at the school as a whole, not just at the exam results.’ Daisy Christodoulou is director of education at No More Marking and the author of Making Good Progress? and Seven Myths About Education. https://www.tes.com/news/tides-are-turning-against-teaching-test What are your views about teaching to the test? Are more schools aware of the short-term gains and hampering the longer-term successes in subjects by using this approach? Do you think there is a shift to move away from this method? Have you been asked or forced to use this approach before? What were the outcomes of using this method?