Do you think SATs exams for year two pupils should be scrapped?

The Government is proposing to scrap SATs for seven-year-olds. Stock picture: Getty Images/Purestock

The Government is proposing to scrap SATs for seven-year-olds. Stock picture: Getty Images/Purestock - Credit: Getty Images/Purestock

The Department for Education has today unveiled proposals to scrap SATs exams for year two pupils and replace them with less-pressured assessments.

A 12-week consultation period has begun over new plans, which aim to reduce the burden on teachers and schools, reduce pressure on young pupils and help pupils learn the necessary skills for Key Stage 1 (KS1).

Among the plans are the following:

-Bringing forward child progress measures to reception to identifier progress earlier

-Reviewing KS1 assessments to reduce the burden on schools and pupils of statutory assessments

-Removing burden of teacher assessments

Last year the revamped exams which made the assessments harder sparked criticism from thousands of parents and boycotts, with parents branding the expected standards to unattainable heights.

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In some schools, parents took their children out of school for a day during the KS1 tests to carry out learning at home.

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