Slave to the algorithm – Sig+ for School Data

I once sat in on a series of demos of primary school tracking systems for a large MAT. At lunchtime the CEO – a secondary head by trade – sat with his head in his hands and asked: “how have we reached the point where we have so little faith in teachers’ judgement that we need software to give us the answers?”. He was talking about ‘assessment by algorithm’ approaches employed by many systems (both commercial and home grown), and schools, whereby teachers tick-off, RAG-rate and score numerous objectives and a formula calculates an overall grade or level for the pupil.

Source: Slave to the algorithm – Sig+ for School Data

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