Posted on Thursday 30th Mar 2017
The proposals follow years of campaigning from teachers, parents and industry leaders who say children in England are under too much stress from being tested at too young an age.
Controversial national curriculum tests taken by six and seven-year-olds in England are to be scrapped under radical new government proposals.
The move follows years of pressure from parents and industry leaders who argue the compulsory tests put children under too much stress at too young an age.
The Department for Education is instead proposing a new assessment for children when they first start school, which aims to "reduce the burden" of assessment on teachers and pupils.
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