May 5, 2009
While the chaos and confusion continues on the thorny matter of testing for entry to grammar schools, parents may want to remind themselves of Sir Kenneth Bloomfield’s favoured option for selecting buys for the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.
In a news report about claims over the production of unregulated 11-plus tests for Catholic schools the BBC have displayed poor fact finding skills. It seems they asked the wrong organisation about their involvement. This may be down to poor fact finding since the relevant information was widely announced
Exam body denies NI test planning
Perhaps the BBC missed the 2008 announcement contained in a Press Release that NFER Nelson was splitting up.
A New Departure For Assessment’s Biggest Name
nferNelson Becomes GL Assessment
nferNelson, the UK’s biggest independent provider of educational assessment, is announcing at BETT 2008 that it has changed its name to GL Assessment.
Parents may ask if they should rely upon the BBC ‘s N. Ireland education correspondent for timely, valid and reliable information.