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Parents want tests, says Ofsted

Parents needed “some clarity” about how their children were doing before they started at secondary school, Christine Gilbert told a committee of MPs.

She also stressed the need for school report cards, being introduced by the government, to be clear and simple.

Giving evidence to the cross-party schools committee on Wednesday, Ms Gilbert said KS2 results marked the end of an important phase of education.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/8035931.stm

Perhaps Ms Gilbert should educate Caitriona Ruane on listening to parents, particularly on their feedback on the flawed Pupil Profiles. Meanwhile in her chaos ridden Department of Education in Northern Ireland testing of any type is denigrated by the ideological Minister of Education.

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