Baseline testing has been piloted in some schools in England.
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Teaching unions say primary tests are unreliable

Teaching unions have said baseline assessment tests of four and five-year-olds in England are "unreliable" and "unfair".

Pre-primary assessments have been piloted at some schools in England, with a further rollout planned in September.

Two teaching unions have said it is damaging for pupils, while ministers argue there has to be a baseline from which to measure progress.

Our education editor Branwen Jeffrey reports.

  • 12 Feb 2016
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