School league tables: What can they really tell us?

H Goldstein, GB Leckie

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Abstract

School league tables are eagerly scanned by parents hoping to find the best school for their child, and by teachers hoping to see their school rise in the rankings. But do they tell parents what they need to know? Harvey Goldstein and George Leckie argue that league tables are not fit for that purpose, and say it is time that their publication should cease.
Translated title of the contributionSchool league tables: what can they really tell us
Original languageEnglish
Pages67 - 69
Number of pages3
Volume5 (2)
Specialist publicationSignificance
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

Bibliographical note

Publisher: Blackwell Synergy

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