Primary school teachers investigated over cheating in Sats on the rise

The Telegraph is reporting that primary school teachers investigated over cheating in Sats has risen by over 50 per cent in two years, the latest figures show.

In 2018 there were 793 investigations into maladministration, up from 524 in 2016, according to an official report by the Government’s Standards and Testing Agency.

The increase in maladministration investigations was driven by a sharp rise in the number of investigations into Key Stage Two Sats, from 430 to 644 over three years.

Jill Robinson from the group More than a Score which campaigns against Sats, said: “There is increasing pressure on teachers to get the results. “The pressure is coming from the fact that schools are being judged on the basis of standardised tests.”

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