Posted by Peter on 17th July 2008

SAT tests: what is 100% ?

Well I know that footballers and other sports people sometimes get confused and think that they need to put in 110% effort, or even more, but the chief exec of QCA should have a better understanding of what 100% means.

On Monday Dr Boston gave evidence to MPs that 100% of papers had been marked. Not true!

Today QCA said that 100% means “all the material that required marking had been marked” – in the sense that it was known about.

Great, I can claim to have marked all my homework as soon as I know about it!! A hospital can claim that 100% of operations have been completed on time, because they know about them.

What a load of nonsense and it’s about time the whole thing was abandoned and the hundreds of millions of pounds saved should be spent on teaching our young people better parenting skills so that their children arrive at school willing and able to learn.

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