More criticism of tests, league tables

Thursday, September 17th

Well, not one but two stories today taking issue at statistics-driven schooling.

Here is one in the Daily Telegraph, reporting on a document from the AQA exam board setting out the malign impact of league tables on the teaching experience for pupils: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/6193787/Scrap-school-league-tables-say-experts.html.

And another one, also from the Telegraph but reported elsewhere, too: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/6198789/School-exams-taking-joy-out-of-childhood.html. This sees Mick Waters, former head of curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, criticising the effects of test-driven schooling in primary schools.

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