Friday 10 July 2020 / 10:00 PM Education / Kate Green

Calculated grades system risks ‘inaccuracy and bias’ against disadvantaged groups – Kate Green responds

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Education Committee’s report that the calculated grades system risks ‘inaccuracy and bias’ against disadvantaged groups, said:

“The Government must ensure that this year’s assessments are fair, accessible, and accountable.

“Labour has argued for years that predicted grades already create significant challenges for disadvantaged students, and without fair standardisation and appeals many more students could be unfairly affected by calculated grades.

“The Government and Ofqual must urgently act to ensure that young people from ethnic minority and disadvantaged backgrounds do not lose out under this system.”