In October 1998 the British Academy invited a number of distinguished academics and researchers to present papers at a one-day symposium designed to bring together a number of perspectives on the issue of educational standards. The resulting publication, ‘Educational Standards’, is the first serious attempt to bring together such a distinguished collection of contributions on the topic. In this extract, Dr Mike Cresswell considers the problem of using public examination results as monitors of changes in educational standards over time.
• Mike Cresswell
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