Selection alternatives

The Association for Quality Education has proposed six forms of pupil selection (Word document) as alternatives to the 11plus. Their preferred new approach is Computer Adaptive Testing. Spokesperson, Sir Ken Bloomfield, believes this approach will prevent the middle class buying advantage:

The great thing about it, I think, is that it is protective against coaching. One of the major objections, I think, to the present system is that middle class parents are able to obtain coaching for their children based on knowledge of the nature of 11-plus tests over a good many years


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