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standard assessment task

Line breaks: stand|ard as¦sess|ment task
(abbreviation: SAT)

Definition of standard assessment task in English:

noun

(In the UK) a standard test given to schoolchildren to assess their progress in a core subject of the national curriculum.
Example sentences
  • All standard assessment tasks were carried out in accordance with UK guidelines.
  • However, a number of students felt that their most powerful learning experiences involved interaction with others, and that standard assessment tasks did not really foster this kind of learning.
  • Last year's standard assessment task results for 11-year-olds, in which more than half the children failed to reach the expected attainment level in mathematics and English, are a national scandal.

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