High failure in maths isn’t even the half of it

“Until grade inflation is brought more fully under control, multinationals won’t be able to trust our exam systems. Why exactly does the Department of Education believe that introducing bonus points for Leaving Cert maths will improve standards? The more likely outcome is that those who are already good at the subject will simply get more points without helping those who are currently failing it …” (more)

[David Quinn, Independent, 20 August]

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