4 Lessons for Data Scientists from the UK’s A-Levels Algorithm Debacle

John Bennett
Aug 19, 2020 · 5 min read
Cambridge University, just one of many schools in the UK affected by Ofqual’s new algorithm for grading A-levels.

In the UK, families, educators, and government officials are in an uproar about the effects of a new algorithm for scoring “A-levels,” the advanced level qualifications used to evaluate students’ knowledge of specific subjects in preparation for university study.

A-level courses usually culminate with exams conducted in testing centers. Because…