Daily Archives: February 5, 2014

Mexico chucks test bonuses, national exam

Public school students in Mexico City attend a class on environmental awareness. [Photo courtesy of Trees ForTheFuture under Creative Commons license. Terms below.]

Public school students in Mexico City attend a class on environmental awareness. [Photo courtesy of Trees ForTheFuture under Creative Commons license. Terms below.]

 “You can’t evaluate teachers based on the evaluation of their students. It’s one of the errors we committed, because what a child learns is dependent on many things.”

Frontera NorteSur

A controversial, national student test is now history in Mexico. Accompanied by other federal officials, Education Secretary Emilio Chuayfett announced this week that the ENLACE exam will be discontinued, as well as the policy of financially compensating educators and students for good test results. In a press conference, Chuayfett said ENLACE was plagued with improper and unethical applications, corrupt practices and questionable results.

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