More Than a Score

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.


This will not undo the harm that is being done to our children: initial reactions to the government’s primary assessment consultation


Heads and teachers speak out on the damage caused by a test-driven primary curriculum


MTAS Yorkshire

Saturday 6 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:00

We are in the midst of huge changes to the way our students are taught and assessed in school. MTAS Yorkshire aims to highlight and inform parents, teachers and other interested parties in the local area about what is currently happening in education across England and how this affects the children in our society.

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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

The More Than a Score Alternative for Primary Assessment

Assessment – what we stand for. A Summary Assessment: the alternative The Government remains committed to the present system, even though its flaws are widely recognised: it narrows the curriculum, demotivates learners, greatly adds to teacher workload, and in some cases has serious effects on pupils’ mental health. Drawing from international experience and research findings, … Continue reading The More Than a Score Alternative for Primary Assessment

An old and professional alternative to the present system

Author: Emeritus Professor Michael Bassey Today’s political discussions of education assume that imposing a fact-heavy national curriculum and rigorous testing will raise the standard of education. Those of us who were active in primary schools before the 1988 Education Act should speak out and demonstrate that there were excellent teachers guided by their professionalism long … Continue reading An old and professional alternative to the present system

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