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  1. What's in a name? Experiments with blind marking in A-level examinations

    Jo-Anne Baird

    A-level results have a substantial impact upon candidates' futures and it is crucial that the results are as fair as possible. Candidates' names appear on examination scripts and some have suggested that this could produce bias in the marking....

  2. A feasibility study on anonymised marking in large-scale public examinations

    Jo-Anne Baird and Neil Bridle

    Names of centres were removed from summer 2000 GCSE and A level examiners’ stationery as part of a Department for Education and Employment initiative....

  3. The effect of differential motivation on IRT linking

    Marie-Anne Mittelhaëuser, Anton Béguin and Klaas Sijtsma

    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether simulated differential motivation between the stakes for operational tests and anchor items produces an invalid linking result if the Rasch model is used to link the operational tests....