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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.