Fri 1 May 2009, The Independent

Richard Garner: Beta plus: some smart thoughts but what's going to happen to tests?

By Richard Garner
At first glance, there is much about Sir Jim Rose's inquiry into the primary school curriculum to commend. The major complaint about the present state of affairs is that children have become bored with the rigid concentration on testing – brought about by, in particular, heads' fears they will do badly in league tables if they do not insist noses are kept to the grindstone.
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