(Yes I know, the lefties will get their panties bunched about it being a telegraph article, but it does directly reference the OECD source, so just go there if you don't want to read the article itself)
This study shows what was expected I think. That all of the "improvement" in results under the last government were a result of grade inflation rather than any actual improvement in the quality of teaching.
Is it time that we stopped judging the quality of british schools on A-level and O-level results?
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OECD shows that british schools declined dramatically under Labour watch
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- 07-12-2010 15:53
- 07-12-2010 15:57
This concept of grade inflation: is it simply a case of subjects being made easier and therefore enabling more students to achieve higher grades? What about the rise of less academic subjects?
Having been through the education system under Labour, I'm inclined to believe the report. However, that's another story ...
- 07-12-2010 16:00
Correlation does not imply causation...
Before the neg train hits me, I'll just point out that: (a) this is a valid point to make; (b) somebody was gonna say it; and (c) we should also bear in mind the possibility that we've slipped in world rankings due to other nations improving rather than our standards deteriorating.
- 07-12-2010 16:03
A thread already exists -_-