Inquiry to find SATs test leaker
EDUCATION chiefs have launched an inquiry to find the “rogue” exam marker who tried to sabotage a key test.
It is claimed that SATs tests are being derailed in an “active campaign” by people opposed to Government reforms.
The Department for Education wants to find who leaked a test due to be taken by 11-year-olds across England.
The answers to Key Stage Two grammar, punctuation and spelling were on a Pearson exam board site on Monday evening, in a passwordprotected area.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb told the Commons that the paper had been “mistakenly uploaded”, but that someone then leaked it to the media.
The leak was not seen as significant enough to cancel yesterday’s test, taken by 500,000 Year Six children.