NAHT Cymru members regard tests as part of the assessment of children’s literacy and numeracy skills. We do not believe that in themselves they are sufficient to gauge a pupil’s abilities and potential and should not be viewed as such. Certainly tests will not provide a holistic view of a pupil’s progress nor, on their own, will they pinpoint the next stage of a pupil’s supported development. It is the holistic information that will be of value to teachers, head teachers, pupils and parents.
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