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Sats a test of the child or the school?

Sats a test of the child or the school?

Children in their final year of primary school in England sit their national curriculum tests, often known as Sats, this week - but who is really being tested?

Are Sats a test of the school or the child?

The tests measure children's progress, but the results are used to compare schools.

They started on Monday with tests for 11-year-olds in English grammar, punctuation and spelling and end on Thursday with maths.

Similar tests for seven-year-olds also get under way this month, but there is no set timetable and these tests are due to be scrapped altogether by 2023

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