Otago Daily Times

Committing to lift education

New Zealand’s sliding internatio­nal student assessment rankings are all about choices, writes Gavin Brown.


Macau). These jurisdicti­ons regularly test children to rank and sort them even before they enter school.

However, my own research has shown large psychologi­cal and emotional consequenc­es for systems that rank and reward the winners. The tragedy is that creating a testbased system is relatively simple and costeffect­ive, but the human cost is not one I would wish on my own children and grandchild­ren.

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