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Discussion in 'Primary' started by aloha, Mar 23, 2007.
I believe that it's all too easy to look at the optional papers to find out what's in them and then have a blitz on revising, learning those aspects.(success criteria).
The children then have a real advantage in the test and end up with inflated levels - that causes all sorts of problems for their next teacher who has to justify the lack of progress during the next academic year if they don't prime them or if they do prime them, then what happens at the end of key stage 2 when the test material is unknown until the day!
You could then end up with unrealistic targets for the end of KS2 tests and when those targets aren't met the LA will want to know why the results are down, compared to Op Sat results.
If they then they realise that KS2 teachers in Yr3, 4 and 5 have used knowledge to prime their pupils .....then they might want to look at teacher assessment procedures in more detail.