Child in classroom assessment


We need reform of our assessment and exams systems to make them fit for the future.

The present system is based far too much around high-stakes Government testing, mainly for accountability purposes. We need a greater focus on teacher-led assessment to support learning, rather than to produce data for the Government to measure schools.

The NEU is campaigning for a better, fairer system of assessment in both primary and secondary education. There is agreement among educators, parents and academics that the current high-stakes system is not fit for purpose.

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