External review of Welsh education standards launched

12th December 2012

External review of Welsh education standards launchedThe Welsh education minister, Leighton Andrews, has announced that a review is shortly to begin into the standards and equality present within the nation’s schools.

The move follows the disappointing results of the most recent Pisa study from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which ranks the education systems of over 70 countries in terms of their perceived merit.

Wales’s results were worryingly low compared to what had been expected by the devolved government, with the country’s figures for 2009 placing them at 30th for science, 38th for reading and 40th for maths.

In a statement, the Rhonda AM explained that he was committed to ensuring that every literary and maths tutor in Wales is able to deliver the best for the country’s three to 16-year-olds.

The results of the review will reportedly be published in March 2014, shortly after the findings of the recently conducted 2012 Pisa tests have been revealed.

 

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