Review of Primary Assessment and the 2016 SATs Results — 12 Jul 2016 at 17:33
The majority of MPs voted against a review of primary assessment and the 2016 SATs results. The majority of MPs also voted against SATs results being used to judge school performance.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- believes that every child deserves an excellent education which enables them to grow and thrive;
- notes that the Government has published figures showing that a lower proportion of children were meeting the expected standard at the end of Key Stage 2 overall in 2016 than in 2015;
- further notes that, as a result, in 2016 47 percent of children will be told that they have not reached the expected standard in at least one of their SATs papers;
- regrets that the Secretary of State for Education has pushed ahead with chaotic and confusing reforms which mean that thousands of children will be unnecessarily labelled as failures, and that the Secretary of State is steadily losing the confidence of teachers; and
- calls on the Government urgently to review primary assessment and the 2016 SATs results and to clarify that these will not be used for measuring and judging school performance.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||278 (+2 tell)||0||0||84.8%|
|Lab||0||166 (+2 tell)||0||72.7%|