National Tests


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

National Tests

pl n (sometimes not capitals)
(Education) externally devised assessments in the core subjects of English, mathematics, and science that school students in England and Wales sit at the end of Key Stages 1 to 3. Often referred to as: SATs
References in periodicals archive ?
National tests have been carried out annually since 2004 on approx.
An independent review of the National Literacy and Numeracy Programmes (NLNP), commissioned by the Welsh Government, said the majority of education professionals found it difficult "to support any claims to date regarding the impact of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework (LNF) and the national tests on the quality of teaching and learning".
The report said: "At this early stage, it is perhaps unsurprising that we found no robust evidence to suggest that the introduction of the LNF and the national tests has supported an improvement in pupil outcomes.
Abu Dhabi: National tests for English for higher education and employment will replace Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL, the International English Language Testing System or IELTS and other checkpoint assessments, Hussain Ebrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education, told the Federal National Council yesterday (Tuesday).
In the past, this division of powers has impeded development of a national curriculum and the publication of student results from national tests (Reid, 2009; Kennedy, 2009).
au), was unveiled earlier this year and reports the performance of each of Australia's almost 10,000 schools on national tests of student achievement.
The ministryAEs services to the schools include national tests, international studies that assess the performance standard of students as well as training of teachers on evaluation and examination systems.
CHILDREN are being tested "to destruction", according to members of a Coventry teaching union joining the call for an end to national tests for seven and 11-year-olds.
The Association of School and College Leaders today recognised the "serious problems" which arose from delays in marking last year's national tests for 11-year-olds, but said it was essential to keep some kind of external assessment at the end of primary school.
The Governing Board's political purity explains why the Board was eventually given the job of developing the Voluntary National Tests (VNT).
SCHOOLS Secretary Ed Balls yesterday declined to apologise for the administrative fiasco which has delayed the results of national tests for millions of England's schoolchildren.
Results of national tests for 14-year-olds (Key Stage 3) are due to be published at the end of the week.

Full browser ?