EPI Proposals for Awarding Grades in Summer 2021

This report says that given that learning loss has been large and unequal, and that grading cannot now take place with public examinations, there is a serious issue about whether the usual grades can be safely awarded in 2021.

This Education Policy Institute consultation follows the announcement in January from the government that exams will not go ahead as usual this year, and grades will be based on teacher assessment. EPI concludes that while the government is proposing the “least bad” option for grading students without the usual public examinations, there are still significant risks associated with its approach.

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