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PRESS RELEASE : Statement from Schools Minister Nick Gibb on Ofqual’s monitoring report of the 2009 key stage 2 tests

The press release issued by the Department for Education on 19 July 2010.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb said:

Today’s report from Ofqual recognises that overall the testing system is sound and that the results are a fair reflection of each pupil’s level of attainment. Rigorous external assessment provides parents and teachers with valuable objective data and plays a vital role in the accountability system. But I also agree with Ofqual’s report when it says that the current testing system can be improved. That is why we are committed to reviewing national curriculum tests to ensure they are as rigorous as possible and in the best interests of schools, children, parents and the public.