Tuesday, October 21, 2008

60 Per Cent; how much is that, then?

The press are having a field day once again just because lots of trainee teachers can't spell or do a few easy sums.

You can have a go at the grandly titled literacy and numeracy tests here. Pen and paper may be used for the numeracy test, but despite what the Times might think; you only get four choices of spelling to help you in the literacy test if you are deaf.

Prospective teachers have to get 60% in each test, but can retake them as many times as they wish, until they have exhausted all possible combinations of answers.

2 comments:

Lilyofthefield said...

Not exactly taxing, are they. The "spelling doesn't matter, just be creative" generation are so arsy about their deficiencies, I can't resist marking their memos, letters and worksheets in red biro and sending them back.

Dave H. said...

"Multiply 6.03 by 100."

Followed by a spelling 'test' less demanding than typing word verification. Deeply worrying.

Armstrong and Miller are spot on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcPI1rqKJeM&feature=related