Hi everyone, I am currently doing a research project for a teaching BEd on whether the SATs for year 6 students should stay or go. I have accumalated 11 questions which i would like as many teachers or people within the education system to answer, it should only take a few minutes of your time. If you could take the time to have a look and post your responces it would be much appreciated. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being completley ineffective and 10 being completley effective how effective do you think the year 6 SATs are for preparing children for future tests in secondry education? For the next ten questions i am looking for a strongly agree, agree, unsure, disagree or strongly disagree responce; 1. SATs have a negative impact on children’s learning? 2.SATs are a useful tool for teachers? 3.SATs have a negative impact on children’s learning? SATs improve pupils’ learning and raise standards? 5.SATs reduce pupils access to a broad and balanced curriculum? 6.SATs are a reliable way of measuring pupils achievments? SATs are not a cost effective way of securing accountability? 8.There is a responsible alternative to the SATs? 9. Children do just as well if not better in Scotlan, Wales and Northern Ireland where they do not carry out SATs? Externally moderated teacher assessment would be a more effective way of assessing children’s learning? And finally just a few questions about yourself, Your age in years? Your gender? How many years have you been in the profession? Thank- you for your time it is much appreciated.