“The proposal to test 99 per cent of four-year-olds in 2020 is based on the false premise that the knowledge and skills of a four-year-old can be accurately measured. But few statisticians believe this, and no research has demonstrated a strong link between attainment measured at four and later progress.”
The More than a Score coalition is stepping up its campaign against government plans to resurrect the baseline testing of four-year-olds – labelling the policy as “pointless, irresponsible and unethical”.
The campaign’s stance can be summed up by the comment above from Nancy Stewart, vice-chair of TACTYC – the Association for Professional Development in the Early Years.
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