SATS marking – concerns of the National Association of Headteachers

July 15th, 2011

As reported in this blog,  concern over alleged mistakes in GCSE exams papers have been rife.  See entries from Jane Oldham and Michael Lee  below.  But concerns about public examinations are not limited to GSCEs: the NAHT’s are centered on the marking of an English KS2 SAT tests.  The union says that over 1,000 Heads are unhappy with the quality of some SATS marking. The outcome of SATs can affect schools’ assessed performance levels, league table ranking, and popularity with parents – quite apart from representing the performance and progress of the individual child.

Peter Oldham QC

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