Primary teachers ‘losing 70 hours’ to SNP’s new standardised testing

Jun 15, 2018 by

PRIMARY teachers are losing around two weeks-worth of classroom time trying to oversee new tests for five-year-olds, it has been claimed.

One teacher in Edinburgh said they had spent around 70 hours administering the Scottish Government’s standardised tests on their school’s 54 primary one pupils.

It comes as ministers came under increasing pressure to scrap the assessments amid claims some children have been reduced to tears.

In an email sent to Scottish Labour MSP Iain Gray, the Edinburgh primary teacher said they had overseen 30 hours of testing for numeracy and 40 for literacy.

Source: Primary teachers ‘losing 70 hours’ to SNP’s new standardised testing | HeraldScotland

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