University aptitude tests criticised

Ireland“The new aptitude tests for medicine are of dubious educational value, according to a prominent UCD academic. Dr Kathleen Lynch, head of equality studies, has also strongly criticised the introduction of aptitude tests for choosing mature students at both UCD and UCC. Not alone were the tests of doubtful value, they were also a new barrier for lower-income students to higher educational entry, she told the Teachers’ Union of Ireland weekend conference on education …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 19 October]

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