We thought it would be useful to publish a list of our posts on primary tests over the past year.
Primary testing (general issues)
Moving beyond ‘fixed ability thinking’
Bullying by numbers – its roots in neoliberalism
An impossible curriculum: time to speak truth to power
Protecting children – from national tests
Primary tests: a barrier to real learning
Deciding ‘ability’ and ‘potential’, or learning without limits
Learning to be literate – more than phonics
The Scottish phonics miracles: myths and evidence
The Rose Report on phonics: playing fast and loose with ‘the evidence’
The phonics check: what does it prove?
Phonics fanatics: politicians who think they know best
Testing grammar to destruction
Developmentally informed educational excellence everywhere?
Schools urged to boycott Reception Baseline Tests
Test questions for 4 year olds
Baseline tests will damage our children’s learning
The damaging nonsense of baseline assessment
Predicting children’s “potential”: science or alchemy?
Predicting children’s potential: baseline tests
Baseline testing: science or fantasy?
A few anomalies? No, baseline is flawed from start to finish
The delusions of baseline testing
They are children not robots: baseline research
A great victory – let’s make it the first of many