Tests show decline in literacy among England's primary-school pupils

08/4/2009 | Times (London) (subscription required), The

Literacy among England's primary-school students fell for the first time in the 15 years that national curriculum tests have been given, according to results that show one in five pupils leave primary school unable to read. However, a teachers union representative said some of the results could be inaccurate because of the pressure to grade student tests quickly.

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