Education Committee

Primary assessment inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published. Following the dissolution of Parliament on 3 May 2017, all Select Committees cease to exist until after the general election, and this inquiry is now closed. Government responses to committee reports will be published in the next Parliament.

Report published

The close link between primary assessment (SATs) and school accountability creates a high stakes system which can negatively impact children’s teaching and learning, says the Education Committee. The Committee calls on the next Government to lower the stakes by changing what is reported in annual performance tables.

Terms of reference: Primary assessment

Publications

Read all transcripts, written evidence and other material related to the primary assessment inquiry.

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