HC Deb 20 February 1995 vol 255 cc37-8W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment she has made in respect of the merits of(a) standard assessment tasks and (b) league tables in respect of raising educational standards.

Mr. Forth

The Office for Standards in Education continues to confirm that national curriculum assessment is helping to raise standards. Performance tables provide parents and others with comparative data about the achievements of institutions, and encourage individual schools and colleges to consider how standards might be improved in the future.

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