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Welsh education paying the price says Sir Michael Wilshaw

Wales and Scotland's results in a major study of educational performance are "dragging the UK down", the chief inspector of schools in England has said.

Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw told the BBC News Channel that Welsh education is "paying the price" for abandoning standard assessment tests.

The Pisa tests are taken by 15-year-olds every three years.

The Welsh Government has been contacted for comment.

Welsh students ranked below the average of 72 countries taking part in the tests in science, reading and maths.

  • 06 Dec 2016
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