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Assessment Tests

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science, pursuant to his answer of 20 June, Official Report, column 558, what assessments of each of the pilot studies of standard assessment tests at age seven years are to be made by bodies which are independent of the agencies which developed the pilot studies.

Responsibility for evaluation rests with the School Examinations and Assessment Council which will collect common data about the performance of the SATs used in the pilot assessments from each of the SAT development agencies, and which will report to my right hon. Friend in due course.