Publication date: 25 March 2009
Source: The Irish News
Page: Pg. 11
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The assembly has supported calls to develop a temporary transfer test as a contingency until a permanent new system can be agreed.
A motion tabled by Alliance Party member Trevor Lunn yesterday urged education minister Caitriona Ruane to re-commission a proposed exam she abandoned last month.
Schools, Mr Lunn said, should be allowed to use this for two years.
There will be no 11-plus for pupils this autumn but some are expected to face the prospect …