HC Deb 09 February 1978 vol 943 c685W
23. Mr. Mahon

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether arrangements are being made for the standards of educational achievements to be monitored in Northern Ireland along the lines of the assessment of performance units of the Department of Education and Science.

Mr. Carter

Preliminary discussions have already taken place about the feasibility of monitoring standards of educational achievement in Northern Ireland, and consultations will shortly be initiated about this with school authorities and teachers' unions with a view to introducing arrangements similar to the work of the Assessment of Performance Unit in England and Wales.