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David Reynolds, one of the many advocates of educational measurement, is absolutely right to assert that "we only measure academic outcomes

David Reynolds, one of the many advocates of educational measurement, is absolutely right to assert that "we only measure academic outcomes

David Reynolds, one of the many advocates of educational measurement, is absolutely right to assert that "we only measure academic outcomes. We don't measure the things that matter." (TES, July 11.) However, like so many of his ilk, he is absolutely wrong in failing to recognise that the things that matter cannot ever be measured.

Professor Colin Richards, Spark Bridge, Cumbria.

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