Sunday, June 25, 2006

Contextually adds nothing

How many civil servants are employed in the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to calculate the contextual value added that adjusts pupils' test performance according to gender, ethnicity and poverty?

Unfortunately for DfES, beyond schools and colleges, the commercial world needs the best pupils from whatever background.

Gender, ethnicity and poverty should never be used as excuses for poor performance.

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