Lotteries and the points system

“Madam, – A university head, Ferdinand von Prondzynski, tells us (Education Today, May 10th) that the Leaving Certificate ‘isn’t fit for purpose’, ‘doesn’t attract any respect’ and that ‘rote learning is what examiners are looking for’. What Prof von Prondzynski does not explain is how his stark views are compatible with the fact that research shows that Leaving Certificate results, as measured by points, are strongly correlated to success, performance and persistence at university studies …” (more)

[Seán McDonagh, Irish Times, 11 May]

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