Responding to the Scottish Government’s publication of its plans for new national standardised assessments, Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP commented:
“2017 will see the reintroduction of school by school comparisons. School league tables will be published.
“This rigid system contrasts with the ethos of Curriculum for Excellence. Teaching to the test seems inevitable and it will not help schools and teachers already burdened with bureaucracy, increased class sizes and cuts to education budgets.
“SNP ministers have pressed ahead with this approach despite the pleas of teachers, unions and parents."