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Pupils with graduate parents received an unfair advantage in their A-level results last year

Anders, Jake, Macmillan, Lindsey, Sturgis, Patrick ORCID: 0000-0003-1180-3493 and Wyness, Gill (2021) Pupils with graduate parents received an unfair advantage in their A-level results last year. British Politics and Policy at LSE (10 Jun 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Following a disastrous attempt to assign pupil grades using a controversial algorithm, last year’s GCSE and A-level grades were eventually determined using Centre Assessed Grades. New survey evidence finds that some pupils appear to have benefited unfairly from this approach – particularly pupils with graduate parents. As teachers will again be deciding exam grades this year, this finding serves as an important warning of the challenges involved in ensuring that a system using teacher assessments is fair, say Jake Anders, Lindsey Macmillan, Patrick Sturgis, and Gill Wyness.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2021 14:36
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 23:26
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/111204

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