Sats: Maths tests guidance changed after DfE gets sum wrong

Guidance comes after damning report on low staff morale and lack of oversight at Standards and Testing Agency 
The government has had to re-issue its Sats guidance how to prepare for the Sats after it got a sum wrong in its original publication.

The guidance, from the Standards and Testing Agency, gives teachers a list of equipment needed by 7 and 11-year-olds taking maths tests next year.

But it was an example of how to answer a “reversed number sentence” which caught the eye of educators.

The example given was an empty box followed by = 936 + 285. Pupils had to fill in the empty box. The guidance said that 1,121 would be given one mark.

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