Posted by: Alexandre Borovik | September 10, 2011

Failure of communication?

From David Cameron‘s recent speech on schools:

“For the first time, unless sixty per cent of their pupils achieve the accepted level – Level 4 – in English and maths at Key Stage 2, they’ll be judged to be failing.”

I wonder: how many parents actually understand what does it mean: “Level 4 at Key Stage 2”?

Am I alone in finding the terminology used in English education system being  non-intuitive,  not transparent and therefore counter-productive?

Also, I am a bit uncomfortable about creating what appears to be a new hurdle to jump — for schools, and, inevitably, for children.  But I am not an expert on primary education. Any opinion?


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