Yesterday the Danish Ministry of Education published rankings of Danish secondary schools. The publication is an embarrassment because the Ministry didn’t bother checking for such factors as the social composition of pupils on different schools or the performances of pupils when they entered secondary school (an consequently nothing about the academic process of pupils).
So what the “rankings” tell us is that schools in areas with a high proportion of upper- and upper-middle-class parents and pupils “perform” better than schools in areas with high proportions of working-class or immigrant parents and pupils.
The “rankings” tells us absolutely nothing about the quality of teaching at the individual schools. For this piece of junk, the people in the Ministry have earned an F. And maybe we should check the exam papers of the people involved in this waste of time. If they haven’t flunked their methods exams, something must be seriously wrong at Danish universities.