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theguardian - 2 month ago

How do we ensure disadvantaged kids don t lose out in England s new exam system? | Lee Elliot Major

When pupils are awarded grades this year, teachers have a chance to address the inequalities revealed by the pandemicLast week a million teenagers finally had their fate confirmed: teachers in England will have complete freedom over how to grade GCSEs, A-levels and vocational exams, selecting evidence from coursework and classroom tests.The dreaded algorithm has been ditched, but it is far from clear whether the system we have ended up with is any fairer than if we had stuck with exams. As they did last year, teachers will doubtless rise to the task, working all hours to make their judgments as fair and consistent as possible. But they find themselves in an impossible situation. Continue reading...


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