25% schools fail to teach arithmetic

Almost 25% of primary schools are failing to provide adequate arithmetic lessons while 12% are not meeting the mark when it comes to teaching reading and writing, reports Saturday’s Volkskrant.

The figures are based on two reports from the schools inspectorate. The report on the quality of language education will be published in the spring while the one on arithmetic is still in a draft, the paper says.
Half of the country’s schools scored an average when it came to teaching arithmetic with the remainder evenly divided between ‘very good’ and ‘very poor’, reports the Volkskrant.
Around 70% of schools are average when it comes to teaching reading and writing. Some 12% fail to reach required standards and 18% perform very well in this area.

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