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Better test scores, worse economy

2013-01-08 07:14:41.629735-08 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

New Scientist: West vs Asia education rankings are misleading. Maybe doing well on standardized tests isn't everything?

Baker found negative relationships between mathematics rankings and numerous measures of prosperity and well-being: 2002 per-capita wealth, economic growth from 1992 to 2002 and the UN's Quality of Life Index. Countries scoring well on the tests were also less democratic. Baker concluded that league tables of international success are "worthless" (Phi Delta Kappan, vol 89, p 101).

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