School exam results don't tell the whole story of education

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    Neil McLennan, Senior Lecturer and Director of Leadership Programmes at the University of Aberdeen, writes about how education is about much more than exams.

     

    Period18 Apr 2019

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    • TitleSchool exam results don't tell the whole story of education
      Media name/outletThe Times Scotland
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date18/04/19
      PersonsNeil McLennan

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    • TitleSchool exam results don't tell the whole story of education
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date18/04/19
      DescriptionThe Times has been criticised for producing school league tables in Scotland. The debate ranges from schools needing to be held to account to a need for greater contextual understanding of schools.

      Alas, school exam results only measure one aspect of education. Education is about much more than exams. Yes, education should be a vehicle for knowledge transfer and academic attainment. However, increasingly schools are being challenged to upskill students for life and prepare them with employment skills. Exams measure work skills to some extent, albeit not well.
      URLhttps://www.abdn.ac.uk/news/opinion/school-exam-results-dont-tell-the-whole-story-of-education/
      PersonsNeil McLennan