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.