Some Modest Proposals

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 59 Number 2 (2017)

Some Modest Proposals
TERRY WRIGLEY pages 141-144
DOI: 10.15730/forum.2017.59.2.141


This text represents two extracts from a submission to the House of Commons Select Committee's investigation into primary school tests. The first part is a critique of the 2016 tests, particularly the Reading and Grammar tests for 11-year-olds and also the highly regulated 'teacher assessment' of Writing. The second part is a set of proposals for rethinking the whole suite of primary school tests. This includes consideration of how teacher assessment might draw, at the teacher's discretion, on a national bank of test items; and suggestions for sustaining curricular breadth and engagement.

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TERRY WRIGLEY (2017) Some Modest Proposals, FORUM, 59(2), 141-144.

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