SATs results

Too Much Testing

Our ballot on primary assessment has closed with more than 54,000 members taking the time to tell us what they think of high-stakes testing in our schools.

It was the biggest ever ballot of primary practitioners and a massive 97 per cent of those who voted said they want to see an end to toxic testing.

We feel this is an endorsement of the work the union has been doing to get rid of SATs and other primary standardised tests.

Opposition political parties are now united with teachers, heads and support staff in saying the assessment system is broken. The Government is  isolated on the issue of primary testing and it’s important we continue to pressure ministers to reform

What next and what you can do

While decisions are made on the next steps in the campaign, you can sign and share the More Than a Score petition against baseline assessment, to keep the pressure on ahead of the pilot in some schools in September.

Discuss and adopt this model motion as a school group and ask your head not to take part in the Baseline pilot.

sign the MTAS petition

discuss and adopt this model motion as a school group and ask your head not to take part in the Baseline pilot.

What NEU members think about SATs

  • Assessment

    High stakes testing does not benefit children, say NEU members.

    Help change the debate and join our campaign against this failing system.

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