Can We Believe the International League Tables?

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 54 Number 2 (2012)

Can We Believe the International League Tables?
PETER WILBY, pages 341-344
https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2012.54.2.341

Abstract

This article, updated and expanded from one written for The Times Educational Supplement, 10 December 2010, asks whether politicians are right to quote the country's performance in international tests in support of such policies as re-introducing O levels. It finds reasons to doubt that the tests give an adequate picture of children's learning, in comparison with either older cohorts or overseas peers. Nor do they provide a fair measure of schools' success or the validity of examination qualifications.

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PETER WILBY (2012) Can We Believe the International League Tables?, FORUM, 54(2), 341-344. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2012.54.2.341

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