Pupils should be given as much time as they need to complete crucial national tests, says the Government's exam watchdog.In the USA, a lot of kids get extra time by claiming to have a learning disability.
This would ensure the children, aged 11 to 14 and sitting Key Stage tests, do not become stressed, says a report by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.
The proposal will reignite accusations that examinations are being dumbed down and an "all must have prizes" system is being encouraged.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
UK dumbs tests down
A UK paper reports: