More Than a Score

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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“The chorus of unhappy voices is growing stronger by the day. If we want a truly world class, 21st century education for our children, it’s time the government listened properly both to professionals and to parents.”

Hear heads, teachers and parents speak out against the present system of primary assessment, and talk about alternatives.


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


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Add your signature to the thousands who have already signed More Than a Score member Let Our Kids be Kids’ petition to suspend SATs in 2017 here

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The More Than a Score Alternative for Primary Assessment

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, More Than a Score has produced its alternative – an alternative … 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

An alternative to SATs: Teacher Assessment and National Sample Testing for Science at Key Stage 2

Author: Lucy Wood on behalf of ASE’s Primary Science Education Committee While there is a significant debate about the arrangements for testing literacy and numeracy at the end of Year 6, there has been a quiet consensus between government and much of the science community about how the third ‘core primary subject’, Science, should be … Continue reading An alternative to SATs: Teacher Assessment and National Sample Testing for Science at Key Stage 2

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