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More primary school children suffering stress from Sats, survey finds - The Guardian

Eight out of 10 school leaders say fear of academic failure has lead to increase in mental health issues around exam time. Sally Weale Education correspondent. Sun 30 Apr 2017 19.01 EDT Last modified on Tue 26 Jun 2018 07.27 EDT. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Sats tests endangering children's learning and mental health, MPs warn - The Independent

Young children are at risk of developing mental health problems as a result of “high-stakes” SATs testing, a cross-party committee of MPs has warned. Compulsory national curriculum tests taken by primary school pupils are too closely linked to school ...and more »

SATs risk giving children mental health issues, education select committee warns -

SATs risk giving children mental health issues, the education select committee has warned. The "high stakes" national curriculum tests for primary school children are too closely linked to school performance, the cross-party group of MPs said, which is ...and more »

Election offers the chance for education reforms - The Guardian

The parliamentary select committee report on primary school curriculum and testing (More primary school children suffering stress from Sats, 1 May) provides a welcome commentary on the deleterious effects of high-stakes testing for school league tables.and more »

The 13 ways MPs want primary tests improved - Schools Week

The House of Commons education committee has published a key report on primary assessments and the chaos that ensued when they changed last year. They raked over the issues, but – more importantly – also made made some recommendations.and more »

High-stakes Sats 'harming pupil wellbeing and learning' - TES News

Damning report from cross-party committee calls for end of publication of Sats results from single cohorts. Read full article. The way that primary schools are held to account for Sats results is harming children's learning and teacher and pupil ...and more »

Stop judging primary schools on one year's SATs results, say MPs - Schools Week

Primary school performance should be judged based on a rolling three-year average of key stage 2 SATs results, rather than annual data, according to parliament's influential education committee. In one of its last reports, the outgoing committee of ...and more »

Reform 'high stakes' primary tests, MPs urge - BBC News

Children's education in England is being skewed by the use of high-stakes tests taken by 11-year-olds as a school league table measure, say MPs. Annual test results should be replaced in the tables by a three-year rolling average to "lower the stakes ...and more »

Primary SATs are too stressful for pupils, say MPs: Warning exams should not be given such 'high stakes' because ... - Daily Mail

Testing for young children should be made less 'high stakes' because it damages teacher and pupil wellbeing, MPs have said. The education select committee said primary school SATs may be putting too much pressure on pupils and causing them ...and more »

Children's education at risk over 'high-stakes' testing, MPs warn - Belfast Telegraph

MPs have called for a major overhaul of annual school league tables. Children's education and mental health is at risk of being harmed by “high-stakes” testing which is used to hold primary schools to account, a cross party committee of MPs has warned.and more »