BBC Scotland under fire after falsely claiming MSPs voted to scrap primary one assessments
BBC Scotland has come under fire on social media after falsely claiming MSPs had voted to scrap standardised assessments for Primary 1 pupils.
Following a vote in the Scottish parliament, which witnessed the Scottish government narrowly defeated, newsreader Jackie Bird said: “MSPs vote to scrap primary one assessments. The education secretary says he’ll reflect on the decision.”
he false claim was also broadcast on the early evening radio programme Newsdrive. Listeners heard the newsreader say: “MSPs have voted in favour of scrapping standard assessments for primary one children in Scotland. By sixty three votes to sixty one, Holyrood agreed the system could be abandoned.”