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Abolition of Computer Based System welcomed

21 May, 2013 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard MLA has welcomed the Minister of Education's decision to abolish the requirement for schools to carry out Computer Based Assessments.

 Mr. Hazzard said,

 “I welcome the Minister’s decisive action in ending Computer Based Assessments after several reports highlighted concerns with the system.

 “It is widely accepted that assessment of children is a good tool in ensuring that every child can fulfil its potential and achieve the highest standard of academic achievement. 

 “However the CBA’s did not fulfil that role with teachers and parents finding the system difficult to manage especially when there were technical issues.

 "The Minister has listened to those concerns and has now set in place a process to learn the lessons of this experience and put in place a future system which is fit for purpose.

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