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Petition against new assessment

Discussion in 'Primary' started by intime, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. intime

    intime New commenter

  2. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 28, 2016
  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The Standards and Testing Agency acknowledge the tests are "more widely known as SATs"
     
  4. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    So, it acknowledges that a simple myth is widespread. So what?
     
  5. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    It acknowledges that a simple myth is widespread. So what? The myth is still nonsense.
     
  6. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    if they can get as far as forcing a debate in parliament, at least it will make the education department come out of their offices and face some questions.
     
  7. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The STA/DfE/Gov recognise that people call the tests SATs rightly or wrongly and that most people know what is meant by that in the context of English national curriculum so your worries they will fail to understand the petition are misplaced.
     
  8. intime

    intime New commenter

    Please read and sign if you agree.
     
  9. intime

    intime New commenter

    Another 5,000 people have signed since the weekend!
     
  10. intime

    intime New commenter

    Thanks to all who have signed.
     
  11. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    Loving the markuss meltdown. Can't get enough of him when he doesn't understand how words and phrases work.
     
  12. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    I actually understand the nature of language very well - and I've nothing against nicknames in themselves.

    However, I'd have thought that if you are formally petitioning against something, it would make sense to refer to it by a formal and sensible name rather than using a bit of slang.
     
  13. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    :rolleyes:

    It's not slang. It's a commonly used and accepted term for the tests. Keep trying though. You shall change our minds soon enough.
     
  14. RUFree

    RUFree New commenter

  15. cassandramark2

    cassandramark2 Established commenter

    Those of us who have been TES contributors for MANY years just go 'Oh-uh... Markuss will pop up in a minute'.
     
  16. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    The only reason I come on here is to see markuss talk about SATs.

    The latest document from the government about clarification on assessment calls them SATs. It's like they do it just to annoy him.
     

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