Charter schools: higher grades on national tests

2012-09-08 Radio Sweden

Radio Sweden förklarar att “Charter middle and secondary schools seem to be giving their students higher grades for the same results on national tests than do the public schools. But the Ministry of Education has rejected the suggestion that someone other than a student’s own teacher grade the tests.

Writing in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter Saturday, Stockholm University economists Björn Tyrefors Hinnerich and Jonas Vlachos say there are such large discrepancies in grading that they think the tests should be graded externally and not by the schools.”

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