Responding to the Deputy First Minister's statement on P1 assessments which calls for an "independent evidence based review", Scottish Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Tavish Scott said:
"58 days ago John Swinney published what he said was an evidence based review and it was a whitewash. Now he wants another review.
"Teachers say national testing of 5 year old boys and girls add nothing to their knowledge of the child’s progress. So why are primary school teachers, parents and even the government's educational advisors wrong and John Swinney is right?"