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National primary school tests do not seem to affect children’s wellbeing

28 September 2021

A study by Professor John Jerrim finds that there was little difference in the wellbeing and happiness levels reported by the children regardless of whether they took the Key Stage 2 tests or not.

Primary pupil in maths lesson. Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

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Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education.