Posted by Peter on 6th December 2007

News: We’ve been obsessed with league tables.

Well done The Guardian

At last a national paper that talks sense about the SAT results and has refused to publish the results as a league table.

They say,

“We’ve been obsessed with league tables. We like lists of favourite foods, top ten Christmas presents, the worst theme tunes ever and, for the past 16 years, we’ve been hooked on primary school leagues tables: lists of the top-scoring schools, the most improved, and the “value-added” table.

Not this year. The Guardian has decided against publishing school-by-school primary school results for 11-year-olds in English, maths and science in league-table format. On the following pages, we present a breakdown of the key stage 2 results for every primary school in England, geographically and alphabetically, but with no ranking lists.”

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