Report questions UK's school enrollment practice

06/3/2014 | BBC

A recent report found that the practice of "fair banding" in the UK could harm achievement for disadvantaged students. Under the practice, all children applying to schools are asked to take a test and are divided into ability bands, with schools taking an equal number of students from each band. While the practice is viewed as a way of making admissions equitable, the report found that it is not always reliable.

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