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Too much weight on tests and exam results in Ofsted Inspections.

Too much weight on tests and exam results in Ofsted Inspections.

School inspectors in England have put too much weight on tests and exam results when rating schools, Ofsted boss Amanda Spielman has admitted.

This has added pressure for schools to "deliver test scores above all else".

Ms Spielman regrets the watchdog has not put enough emphasis on the "wealth of human knowledge" being passed on.

However, she promises that a new inspection framework - being introduced from autumn 2019 - will put much more emphasis on the curriculum.

What did she say about teaching to the test?

In a published commentary, the chief inspector says those working in education need to ask themselves "how we have created a situation where second-guessing the test can trump the pursuit of real, deep knowledge and understanding".

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