The numbers of Leaving Certificate students gaining A and B grades have nearly doubled since 1991. Yet the most recent OECD/PISA study across Europe has found that there has been no detectable improvement in mathematics, English, or science among Irish 15-year-olds between 2000 and 2006. It's called "grade inflation" and is about to be condemned in a study by the Network for Educational Standards.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Is it a myth that Europe has "the best-educated young people"? According to a recent study, inflation of grades is masquarading the fact that educationals standards are falling in Ireland and elsewhere: