The Guardian’s print edition is leading this morning on the news that two-fifths of predicted grades given by teachers to students unable to take their exams this summer due to the outbreak of coronavirus are to be lowered.
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Richard Adams, the Guardian’s education editor, writes:
Analysis of the algorithm and data used by the exam regulator Ofqual to distribute grades after the cancellation of exams amid the coronavirus pandemic found that a net 39% of assessments of A-level grades by teachers are likely to be adjusted down before students receive their results.
That would mean nearly 300,000 A-levels issued are lower than the teacher assessment of the more than 730,000 A-level entries in England this summer.
Including GCSEs, which are expected to have a similar downgrade rate, close to a net 2m teacher assessments will be adjusted downwards and in many cases ignored completely.