Saturday 24 October 2015

Some queries about the sample questions for the 2016 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Test

This is what Year 6 teachers and pupils will be spending their time doing, this year. Here are some queries:

1. How many of the questions use terms that have had other terminology in the last ten years?

2. How many of the questions do not really involve right and wrong answers?

3. How many of the questions are nothing more than naming bits of language as opposed to helping children use language?

4. Are all the distinctions being made in the questions genuine and valid - how many are really just one of several alternatives?