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One in five UK 15-year-olds is a 'low performer' in maths, global study shows

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

  2. zannar

    zannar New commenter

    So four in five are OK? Why twist to the negative?
  3. Shatnerbassoon

    Shatnerbassoon New commenter

  4. JaquesJaquesLiverot

    JaquesJaquesLiverot Established commenter

    So 20% of students are in the bottom 20%? They'll be telling us next that half of them are below average.
  5. zannar

    zannar New commenter

  6. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    Isn't that to be expected? Normal distribution curve and all that. And wasn't it only a few years ago that 20% of children were on the SN register? I know you're not allowed to do that now - they're apparently not SN, just under-achieving, so it's the teachers' fault - but it doesn't mean the difficulties those children have have gone away!

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