Inquiry into primary testing delays results

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A GOVERNMENT agency has launched an investigation into the way end-of-year tests were carried out at a Yorkshire primary school.

The probe is looking into an allegation of “maladministration” in this year’s key stage two standard assessment tests (Sats) at Long Lee Primary School in Keighley.

The Standards and Testing Agency said the results were being withheld until the investigation is completed. It means 11-year-old pupils have not found out how they have fared in their Sats before breaking up for the summer. A spokesman for Bradford Council said: “The council has been working closely with Long Lee Primary School with regards to the key stage two tests pupils took this term due to an issue with the administration of the tests.

“The Standards and Testing Agency has taken the decision not to publish these results.”

A spokeswoman for the agency, which is part of the Department for Education, said: “We are investigating an allegation of maladministration of the 2013 key stage two national curriculum tests at Long Lee Primary School.

“The school’s results will be suppressed until the investigation is concluded.”