Most adults feel exams failed to gauge real ability

Most adults feel exams failed to gauge real ability:77 per cent of adults believe that exam results should not be used to judge their suitability for jobs

(Via Education Guardian).

The overwhelming majority of adults believe school exams do not reflect their true abilities or predict their future success, according to a new report published today. As many as 77 per cent feel that formal testing fails to measure their real intelligence, yet the exam results are used to scrutinise them through their academic careers and when applying for jobs.

They would be right wouldn’t they?

Amid reports accusing schools of ‘teaching to test’, the CIEA said the survey pointed to the need for a more well-rounded form of assessment.

And who could argue with this?:^)

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