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Ticking the right boxes: A reliable, faster and cheaper alternative to SATs

In this paper, CPS Education Research Fellow Tom Burkard, advocates a multiple choice format for all SATs taken at 11 years old, after a decade of failures over exam marking which has resulted in three separate inquiries and the resignation of one Education Secretary.

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Tom Burkard - Thursday 15th January 2009

Tom Burkard is a Visiting Professor of Education Policy at the University of Derby. He is the co-author of the Sound Foundations reading and spelling programmes, which are rapidly gaining recognition as the most cost-effective means of preventing reading failure. In June 2015 he was awarded a DPhil by Published Works by the University of Buckingham.