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Committee fails to agree on test

School children
The 11-plus selection test is due to end this year

The assembly education committee has failed to agree on a joint response to the ending of the 11-plus.

A series of meetings was held in private to allow frank discussion but the chairman has admitted that it was difficult to find areas of agreement.

Instead, each of the five political parties has produced its own individual response.

Assembly education minister Caitríona Ruane announced that the 11-plus would come to an end in 2008.

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