Primary assessment report to be published

26 April 2017

The Education Committee publishes its Eleventh Report on Primary assessment (HC 682), at 00.01am on Monday 1 May 2017.

Inquiry examined

The Committee's inquiry scrutinised Government reforms to primary assessment and their impact on teaching and learning in primary schools, as well as investigating the debates over the benefits and drawbacks of testing at primary school. The Committee also examined the wider effects of assessment on primary schools, and possible next steps for Government policy.

The report is published a week ahead of children around the country taking SATs in English and maths.

During the course of its inquiry the Committee took evidence from teachers and headteachers, teaching organisations, academics and researchers, and representatives of Ofsted, Ofqual and the Department for Education's Minister for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP.


Embargoed electronic copies of the report can be provided upon request to Government departments, oral evidence witnesses, and the media from the morning of Friday 28 April. Requests should be sent to

All media inquiries should be addressed to Gary Calder –, 020 7219 7556 / 07917 488622.

The report can be viewed on the Committee's website from 00.01am on Monday 1 May 2017, and is also available from the Houses of Parliament Shop (020 7219 3890).

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