Friday, August 21, 2020

Now the problem is students received grades from the algorithm that are impossibly high

The Guardian:

Headteachers are considering challenging unusually high GCSE results, accusing the algorithm of injecting grade inflation as pupils round the country celebrate and the government’s exams fiasco continues to snowball.

Heads in England reported bizarre anomalies as record results were published, with pupils unexpectedly upgraded beyond their school-assessed grade, raising fears they could subsequently end up on unsuitable courses which could set them up for failure.

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Perplexed heads said some pupils were given higher grades than they could possibly have achieved had they actually sat the paper. Students entered for foundation-tier papers were awarded a 6 by the algorithm, when the maximum possible grade was 5.