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SNP's primary one tests do not reveal a child's true ability, says head teacher

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE SNP's controversial Primary 1 tests provide "flimsy evidence" about a child's ability because their difficulty varies wildly between pupils, the head teacher of an eminent independent school said yesterday.

Rod Grant, the head of Clifton Hall School in Edinburgh, said the Scottish Government's standardised assessments are not actually standardised, meaning their results do not reflect a youngster's ability. He argued this rendered them pointless and challenged John Swinney, the educati...