Rankings don't tell whole story - but Ireland's slide down chart can't be ignored
Published 06/09/2016 | 02:30
I've spent most of my career in education flagging the limitations of different forms of measurement.
Standardised tests of the reading and mathematics achievement of children in primary schools are only a moment-in-time measure. Written tests and examinations in post-primary schools can only measure a limited range of skills. Add high stakes to any test, and they can influence the educational experience the test is supposed to measure.
Today, I find myself adding a new limited measure to my list - university rankings.