Sats test ‘leaked by rogue marker’


A grammar, punctuation and spelling test due to be taken by 600,000 children aged 10 and 11 in England was leaked online – with the Department for Education blaming a “rogue marker”.A DfE source accused an “active campaign by those people opposed to our reforms to undermine these tests”.The Sats answers appeared for four hours on a password-protected website.
It is the second time in three weeks a primary school exam has been published.
It also follows a government climbdown last week on plans to force all schools to become academies.
Labour’s shadow education secretary Lucy Powell said the leak was a further “body blow to parent and teacher confidence” in how the primary testing system was being run.