Teachers and parents condemned
the 'hardest ever' reading test imposed on hundreds of thousands of 10 and 11 year-olds, reporting some pupils were reduced to tears by the exam.
Almost 600,000 children sat the reading test this morning on a new tougher national curriculum
After the test was complete, teachers took to the Times Educational Supplement forums to protest at how hard the SAT was.
The test was intended to be harder than in previous years. Parents expressed their anger on Twitter about the exams after their children came home from school.
Parents took to social media to vent their fury
describing their children as 'crying, shaking and terrified'. There were even reports of some children being unable to finish their exams due to their tears during the test.
Critics claim testing the children in Year 2 is causing mental health problems - while some parents say their children are being 'set up to fail' so the Tories can force through its academies plans.