NEU Assessment campaign

Assessment campaign
Our system is obsessed with league tables, turning children into data points and denying them a broad, stimulating education at key stages in their development. It puts an unnecessary burden on children, parents and teachers alike.

Go to the NEU website for more on what can be done:

Assessment
https://neu.org.uk/campaigns/assessment

Too much testing
https://neu.org.uk/assessment/too-much-testing

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Assessment

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Opposition is building to the Baseline Assessment which is due to be piloted for 4-year-olds this September. Campaign group More Than A Score (MTAS) has organised a Chalk Protest  to raise awareness of these absurd assessments, which are more about school and teacher accountability than supporting children’s learning.

To take part, just chalk the message Play Not Tests At 4 on a pavement or in a playground near you, take a photograph and share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag More Than A Score: Twitter: @morethanscore; Facebook: @morethanascore

Meanwhile, the MTAS  petition against Baseline continues to gather signatures and has now passed 40,000. Members and parents are encouraged to sign it.New NEU footer. Replaces old NUT footer. New footer is a sky blue rectangle. At the left is the NEU circular logo printed in white letters. In the lower right corner the NEU web address is printed in white letters "neu.org.uk".

Baseline Assessment

As schools are invited to sign up to take part in this September’s pilot of the reception Baseline Assessment, campaign group More Than A Score (MTAS) is protesting against the test.

MTAS is asking parents and teachers to take part in a  Chalk Protest
to raise awareness of these absurd assessments, testing children within weeks of starting school and using the results to judge schools against each other. Parents, teachers, heads and experts all agree that testing four-year-olds makes no sense, yet the Government plans to spend £10m on the scheme.

It’s easy to take part in the protest. Just chalk the message “Play Not Tests at 4” on a pavement or playground near you, take a photo and upload it to social media, using the hashtags #PlayNotTestsAt4 and #morethanascore

Meanwhile, the MTAS petition against Baseline continues to gather signatures and has now passed 40,000: please sign it and encourage other to do the same.
https://www.morethanascore.org.uk/

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