Thursday 27 July 2017

John Walshe: Maths results key indicator of college performance

John Walshe

IF you want to succeed in college -- do well in maths in the Leaving Cert. That's the clear message from a major Higher Education Authority (HEA) study which tracks the progress, or lack of it, of every student who entered college in the autumn of 2007.

Maths results, it turns out, are the best indicator of performance in higher education.

These findings have serious implications for primary and second-level schools.

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