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SATS 'chaos' over assessment of writing.

SATS 'chaos' over assessment of writing.

Worrying results revealed by Tes freedom of information requests lead to warnings that teachers will struggle to consistently assess KS2 pupils writing

New data uncovered by Tes suggests the government has failed to ensure the “more consistent, reliable approach” to moderating teacher assessments of writing it promised following last year's Sats chaos.

Two-thirds of moderators trained for this summer incorrectly assessed pupils’ work when tested earlier this year, results obtained through freedom of information (FOI) requests reveal.

Moderators have described the system as “crude”, “ridiculous” and a “farce”.

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