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UK MPs score lower than average 10-year-olds at SATs

The tests were conducted at an event by More Than A Score, a campaign advocating for scrapping unnecessary tests, in Westminster.

December 09, 2022 / 06:37 PM IST
MPs take SATs in Westminster under the exact conditions Year 6’s experience. (Image: @MoreThanScore/Twitter)

MPs take SATs in Westminster under the exact conditions Year 6’s experience. (Image: @MoreThanScore/Twitter)

Well-qualified UK MPs took some standardised tests taken by 10-year-old school children only to fare terrible at the mock exams.


The tests were conducted at an event by More Than A Score, a campaign advocating for scrapping unnecessary tests, in Westminster.


Chair Robin Walker and other MPs only 44 per cent of the "class" of parliamentarians scored the expected standard score in math, while about 50 per cent scored the standard in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.


According a report by Times, 71 per cent of 10 and 11-year-olds across UK reached the expected standard in math, while 72 per cent got the expected score in English grammar, punctuation and spelling.


This is far below what the children achieve; this year as per Times, 71 per cent of 10 and 11-year-olds across the country reached the expected standard in maths, while 72 per cent got the expected score in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, The Guardian reported.