We’ve heard that ‘all the evidence is against P1 testing’ yet only two academics bothered to write to the Education Secretary or to the First Minister. They were not at all critical:
I wish you well in persuading your colleagues in the Scottish Parliament that your policy is responsible, progressive and necessary. Ask them to imagine a health service without diagnostic assessment. Why then should we embark on the most critical learning years of a child’s life without a description of the communicative abilities the child brings to school?
I am writing about the Scottish National Standardized Assessment, and more generally about how the Scottish Government manages assessment processes and results. This is not a letter of complaint, but an offer of assistance.
So, three parents, only one critical, and now only two academics, neither critical. Could the opposition to the P1 testing be a product, only of a media/trades union campaign?