Once more, Reporting Scotland pursues a story on the SQA assessment system not seen as current or relevant anywhere else, even within BBC Scotland:
On Monday, we had the rubbish non-story, literally from nowhere ie the GMB, about street cleaners being advised to turn down an offer they wouldn’t be getting anyway:
The story appeared nowhere else.
Today in an interview with the SQA head, we’re reminded that the school-based testing run by teachers in familiar classrooms, to replace the dread algorithm in the previous year, was being ‘heavily criticised‘.
By whom? Go on, tell us.
Well, Willie Rennie (don’t), 16 year-old Deni and Dylan and one geography teacher, Brian and, of course, presumably Prof Lynsey Paterson (bean counter) has been going round the UK embarrassing us with his lack of real knowledge or indeed any actual experience in education.
Who hasn’t criticised the assessment in schools? Well, the teacher unions don’t seem to be and educationists? I can’t find a single reputable critic anywhere.
Reporting Scotland gets an A pass from me…..in pure propaganda.