Education Reforms

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 25th June 2019.

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I listened to the independent review that I commissioned on that question, which found that there was significant value in primary 1 standardised assessments in terms of their contributing to informing the judgment of teachers. I trust teachers’ judgment, but I also listen to teachers who make the plea for moderation in the education system so that they can understand the levels and standards that they are trying to achieve for young people. Standardised assessments help to inform that judgment.