ref date:11 Sep 2000 (EDU)
New University entrance IQ tests total rubbish
David Blunkett, education and employment secretary says he hopes that
new American-style scholastic aptitude tests (SATs) will give universities a
better idea of a childs broad 'academic potential'.
He is unaware that the US university system is TOTALLY different, students waste
years on dumb, borings course that extend their poor levels of general education
before they start studying on their CHOSEN subjects.
The SAT tests are multi choice and appeal to people who like the kind of
trickery you find in a MENSA test, they are NOT the best way of evaluating
a childs performance. As they also reflect a ONE_OFF performance on the day
result they can be badly skewed by nerves or illness!
Another dumb American idea brought to you from Blair, just like the Private
Finance Initiative with its great successes like the millennium dome.