Chalkface doesn’t do BETT, and as a result I missed hearing Jim Knight admit that the online SATS
are never going to work would benefit from ‘evolution’ and are being binned declared non-statutory.
The Department for Education and Skills is now working with the QCA to evolve the exam into a “formative test for ongoing assessment”, rather than a statutory test. (BBC)
Just as well, my reaction would probably have got me thrown out.
Never mind, whilst RM laughs all the way to the bank, those who just want to get on with ICT assessment can still use the free Yacapaca baseline tests.