Analyses | Education and human resources | 2020-09-30 | HKET

What can HKEAA learn from the U.K. A-level algorithm fiasco?



Affected by the continuous COVID-19 pandemic, schools had to suspend face-to-face classes on and off, which disrupted the learning progress of students citywide. The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA) has thus decided to make special arrangements in the coming Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE). In the U.K., public exams were cancelled due to the pandemic and the exam authority used algorithm to estimate students’ grades. Unfortunately, nearly 40% results were downgraded and sparked a storm of protests. What can the HKEAA learn from the U.K.’s experience?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.