Letters March 2 2013

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21st February, 2013
A MARK OF CHILDREN'S ABILITY What a tragedy that the purposes of assessment for primary schools have become confused and that children’s learning may ultimately suffer (“Testing times”, February 23). Testing for primary school children is now driven by high-stakes political imperatives rather than by the aim of better learning for all children. School principals, with their professional experience and knowledge of their students, tell us results of two current tests seem to be inflated, possibly for ...

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