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The standardisation process failed during the COVID-19 exams fiasco, but so too did the policy process

Kippin, Sean and Cairney, Paul (2021) The standardisation process failed during the COVID-19 exams fiasco, but so too did the policy process. British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the summer of 2020, after cancelling exams, the UK and devolved governments sought teacher estimates on students’ grades, but supported an algorithm to standardise the results. When the results produced a public outcry over unfair consequences, they initially defended their decision but reverted quickly to teacher assessment. These experiences, argue Sean Kippin and Paul Cairney, highlight the confluence of events and choices in which an imperfect and rejected policy solution became a ‘lifeline’ for four beleaguered governments.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 09:06
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109156

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