Posted 31 October 2003 - 09:57 AM
Countries such as New Zealand, Japan, Korea, USA, Spain and France use a sampling system in which a representative group of youngsters usually around 3% are externally assessed. However, the vast majority rely on teacher assessment.
Like the recent OCED survey of educational performance the NFR points out that there is no link at all between national testing and educational performance. Dr. Joanna Le Metais, as the OCED report, likes what is happening in Finland. She points out that Finnish schools are expected to evaluate the needs of their children and evaluate themselves. Teachers in Finland are also highly qualified they have to have masters degrees which is a key factor in favour of success.
Posted 01 November 2003 - 06:47 PM
Posted 01 November 2003 - 06:48 PM
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