Group: Student exam results in England should come with disclaimer

08/18/2009 | Guardian (London), The

English students' exam results should not be used to grade schools, according to a study from the Assessment Reform Group, which says using student scores to determine a school's future is unfair. "Those compiling and presenting information should provide a disclaimer stating what the data are designed to measure and, most importantly, what they cannot," said professor Mary James, co-author of the study. "Considerations should be given to acknowledging the existence of error in the marking of tests and exams."

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