Incident 374: UK Ofqual's Algorithm Disproportionately Provided Lower Grades Than Teachers' Assessments

Description: UK Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)'s grade-standardization algorithm providing predicted grades for A level and GCSE qualifications in the UK, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland was reportedly giving grades lower than teachers' assessments, and disproportionately for state schools.


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Khoa Lam


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