What educational value do SATs have?
Schools are accused of drilling children for SATs, devoting too much teaching time to their preparation and neglecting other subjects. Plus there are concerns that the assessments provide misleading results, are counter-productive and stressful for children. So it’s no wonder there is so much controversy surrounding the tests and their educational worth.
Do SATs help or hinder learning?
Prepare your child for SATs today
- Your guide to SATs
- KS1 & KS2 SATs revision courses
- SATs practice papers in English & maths
Are they an unnecessary source of stress?
The future of SATs
Assessment has always been a part of school life, but whether it will remain part of a nationalised system, or the responsibility will be given back to teachers to test children when they feel they are ready, remains an open question.