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Discussion in 'Primary' started by intime, Feb 27, 2016.
I attach a link to this petition
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Year 6 children won't do SATs, don't do them now - and, in fact, never have done them.
The Standards and Testing Agency acknowledge the tests are "more widely known as SATs"
So, it acknowledges that a simple myth is widespread. So what?
It acknowledges that a simple myth is widespread. So what? The myth is still nonsense.
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.
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.
Please read and sign if you agree.
Another 5,000 people have signed since the weekend!
Thanks to all who have signed.
Loving the markuss meltdown. Can't get enough of him when he doesn't understand how words and phrases work.
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.
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.
Those of us who have been TES contributors for MANY years just go 'Oh-uh... Markuss will pop up in a minute'.
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.