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Sats – why bringing back tests for 14-year-olds could help disadvantaged students

By Stephen Gorard, Professor of Education and Public Policy, Durham University
Nadia Siddiqui, Research Fellow in the School of Education, Durham University
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The UK government is reportedly considering bringing back national curriculum tests (known as Sats) for 14-year-olds in England. The reasons cited were that, without formal assessment to mark the end of key stage three (KS3 – years seven, eight and nine of secondary school) children were…


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