National Curriculum tests

Neill, Sean
June 2003
Education Review;Summer2003, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p43
Academic Journal
Since the late 1980s governments have put a high priority on raising standards in education, and much of the policy effort in this direction has involved higher levels of inspection, testing, examination reform and the use of the results from these in league tables. As a result, currently children are being tested more frequently than was the case in the past. This article argues that the frequent changes in the assessment regime have made it more difficult for teachers to build up a coherent set of strategies to improve results and have distorted the educational experience of children.


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