Nearly 50% of primary heads are not happy with the Sats marking
A recent poll conducted by the NAHT union of over 1,000 headteachers concluded that 46% of them were uneasy and worried about the marking of this summers Key Stage 2 Sats. A further 78% said that they were particularly concerned about the accuracy of the marking and basic inconsistencies in the marking.
The general secretary of the NAHT, Russell Hobby, went on to say that there were glaring examples of inconsistency including two children who had given the same answer still receiving different marks.
More than 30% of headteachers said they did not feel that the exam results mirrored how students had performed with ongoing teachers assessment of pupils.