S. Raižienė , A. Jakaitienė
8th International Conference on Social Science: Paris 2019, 2019 m. gruodžio 27-28 d., Paryžius, Prancūzija.
Abstract. Due to globalization and technological advances, a huge amount of information is available to us every day. However, not all information available is of adequate quality and is reliable for making data-driven decisions. Incorrect information, fake news or inadequate data analysis can lead to wrong or overdue decisions. In our study, we analysed the data of 5-year Lithuanian national exams, which are used for admission to study at universities both in Lithuania and abroad. The study shows that, based on the results of national exams, universities will not necessarily admit students that meet their expectations. It is not enough to have “naked” exam results alone, regardless of contextual factors, as they can be crucial to decision making. This means that we need to come up with new indicators to make better decisions. One possible solution would be to use standardized values for exam results in admission to universities.