An anonymous reader writes: Teachers were asked, taking in to account their entire teaching career and experience of a school environment, to give their agreement with the following statement on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being total agreement and 1 being total disagreement:
Paying teachers based on performance in exams will result in a better education system in terms of providing students who are prepared for further study or the workplace.
The results showed that teachers at GCSE level – who it is likely the new policy will effect most directly – are vehemently against the proposal, with half (50%) giving a score of 1 – total disagreement. Indeed, four in five (79%) of respondents gave a response from 1 to 3, with only 3% (less than one in twenty) giving a comparable score of 8-10 at the other end of the scale. If we consider 5-6 to be ‘neutral’ numbers indicating no real agreement or disagreement, then less than 1 in 10 (9%) of GCSE teachers spoken to by VoicED could be said to have had any level of agreement at all, as shown by the chart below. More research on this topic is contained at the URL cited.