The final exam couldn’t happen, so the program built an algorithm to predict how students would’ve fared based on grades and assignments from earlier in the year, along with grades from former students from the same schools, according to Wired.
Last week students protested in the UK after the education department initially decided to use an algorithm to issue grades since students couldn’t sit for tests that would determine their chances of getting into university during pandemic shutdowns.
Students from poorer schools were more likely to receive lower grades based on the computer calculations than students at more affluent institutions.
As one of the protesting UK students said, "It’s all because of a computer algorithm". is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company.
More than 25,500 students, teachers, parents, and other supporters have signed an online petition demanding the program acknowledge the score scandal and rectify the problem.
A Washington Post investigation found 44 schools use prediction software to give applicants a score out of 100 for its admissions process.
Outraged students forced the department to reverse its decision. ????WATCH: A-levels students at a protest in Leeds told us they’re in limbo as it’s still not clear whether they can go on their chosen university or apprenticeship after the Government’s U-turn on results.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, created a pandemic prediction algorithm that state leadership can use (and are using) to determine when and which businesses should be allowed to reopen.
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