National Standards has sent kids’ education backwards – Education Minister – MSN

National Standards has sent kids’ education backwards – Education Minister – MSN

The Government has ditched the National Standards reporting system, blaming it for setting children’s education back with excessive testing and “arbitrary hurdles”.

National Standards were introduced by the National Government in 2010, aimed at informing parents about how well their child was doing in reading, writing and maths compared to their peers.

But Education Minister Chris Hipkins says it’s been a “huge distraction” for teachers.

By MSN

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/national-standards-has-sent-kids-education-backwards-education-minister/ar-BBGF8sM?ocid=News