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Standardised tests are holding our children back: opinion

Australia’s high school leaving certificates are holding back our entire education system. They’re a disservice to schools, teachers, and students because how we test affects how we teach. Unfortunately, the current testing regime is geared largely towards testing a student’s ability to memorise, so for 12 years that’s what we teach them – rote learning and recitation.

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