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Teachers to consider boycotting 'exam factory' primary tests

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Definitely, if i were still teaching full-time (note use of the subjunctive - being taught to a 10 year old near you now). The report gives all the reasons necessary.
     
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  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    All the reasons are in the article.

    Because of stupid things like this:
    A Department for Education spokeswoman said: "Parents rightly expect us to ensure that their children are leaving primary school having mastered literacy and numeracy and that is why we have tests at the end of Key Stage 2.

    Because a test will ensure they have learnt something. Apparently.

    How much valuable time will be wasted teaching to this test? My daughter won't be sitting them.
     
  4. JessicaRabbit1

    JessicaRabbit1 Senior commenter

    Yes, I'd support a boycott.
     
  5. install

    install Star commenter

    External tests - I would support...but not the content
     
  6. stupot101

    stupot101 Established commenter

    This could be the start of something!

    (Was that a overuse of an exclamation mark?)
     

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