Should seven-year-olds have school tests?

As MP Nicky Morgan is planning to reintroduce national tests at key stage 1, the Guardian’s Jethro Shirley-Smith asks whether it’s such a good idea? Should children just be allowed to be children, without the pressure of tests?

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/nov/03/seven-formal-testing-nicky-morgan-destroy-learning

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We must ask what testing at key stage 1 is for – is it to make our school brochure statistics look more glossy? Photograph: Alamy
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