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Schools Pisa target u-turn 'disgusting'

The target to put Wales into the top 20 best-performing countries in education by next year has been scrapped by Education Minister Huw Lewis.

Wales was around 40th out of 68 in the last Pisa international school test results for science, maths and reading released last December.

Wales also fell behind the rest of the UK with an average score of 468. Mr Lewis has set a new target score of 500.

Andrew RT Davies, leader of the Welsh Conservatives, said that anybody involved in education in Wales would find the changes "disgusting".

Education correspondent Arwyn Jones reports.

  • 02 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales
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