More Than a Score

Had enough of SATS? So has one leading ex-head of an Outstanding school. Here’s his must-see SATS manifesto…


More than a Score statement on the Report of the House of Commons Education Committee

The Report says:’ this high-stakes system does not improve teaching and learning in primary schools’. We completely agree.

This is a break-through report. (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)


As MPS say primary education is being skewed by SATS in Year 6, the government has no plans to get rid of them, and wants tests on four year olds with no evidence they work. Let’s hear it from the experts..

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An Alternative System for Primary Assessment

Drawing from international experience and research findings, More Than a Score has produced its alternative – an alternative that shows how assessment can support learning, and underpin a high quality system of primary education, without the negative effects of present arrangements. Read the More Than a Score vision for primary assessment here.


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Another voice joins the calls for primary assessment reform

A review of assessment commissioned by education business Pearson has produced an interim report which casts further doubt on the primary assessment system. The report, Testing the Water, has found: Teachers do not feel their professional judgment is valued highly enough and they are concerned about the impact assessment is having on the curriculum. Children … Continue reading Another voice joins the calls for primary assessment reform

More than a Score statement on the Report of the House of Commons Education Committee

Since the new assessment system was introduced last year, teachers, researchers and parents have been pointing out its deep failings. Now the same concerns are highlighted at the top level of politics. Politicians have recognised the harm that a high-stakes assessment system is doing to pupils, teachers and the curriculum. The report goes much further … Continue reading More than a Score statement on the Report of the House of Commons Education Committee

First responses to the DfE consultation document, Primary Assessment in England

Members of More than a Score give their reaction to the government’s proposals Madeleine Holt, Rescue our Schools. “Rescue Our Schools thinks Justine Greening needs to keep on listening.  If, as she claims, she wants a primary assessment system which parents and teachers can trust, then her priority must be to take their concerns seriously … Continue reading First responses to the DfE consultation document, Primary Assessment in England

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