the classic factors of lower achievement werent enough. they literally had to build an algorythm out of old cardboard and duct tape that actively lowers your grades for being poor
for the non-brits, "independent" means "private"
@garfiald did u see this bullshit
@dockers yeah ive seen loads of stories like that floating around. very fucked
I'm a university lecturer, but I don't have anything to do with admissions most years. I hope universities are among those kicking off as this means we can't rely on results at all and our whole system imagines they have some degree of reliability.
Obviously the disruption to the student is the greater tragedy, but it seems nobody (outside of maybe oxbridge) could possibly want this to happen. Indeed, given how the government has been trying to disrupt new universities, I imagine Tories must feel proud of killing two birds with one stone.
OCR Output (chars: 522)
Ofqual has warned that appealing against a grade
will affect other students from the same school
because of the rank order system.
It said if one student successfully appealed
against their position in the rank order it would
push another student down the ranking and they
would then need to be allowed to appeal.
Students can ask the school to check if it made a
mistake when submitting the grade or position in
the rank order, and if it has then it can ask the
exam board to correct it.
@garfiald what do "academies, comprehensives, and colleges" mean? I assume college is just a university
@Felthry i honestly have no idea. comprehensives are standardised and dont select students, i can tell you that much. and colleges are another type of secondary school but i absolutely do not understand what the difference it
@garfiald "you see where this algorithm runs into this other algorithm? isnt technology great. anyway thats why the poor should starve"
@garfiald Oy that's awful. Got a news article or anything on this? I've got some educator friends who'd probably want to see it and be apalled :(
@garfiald I misread that as "they had to build an allegory" and if that ain't true
@garfiald they really felt like the issue with implicit bias in standardized testing was the implicit part.
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