Search results

  1. Marking consistency over time

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira, Claire Massey, Jo-Anne Baird and Marie Morrissy

    It is of great importance that examination bodies award candidates grades which correctly reflect the quality of work presented because, ultimately, examination results can affect life chances....

  2. The use of 'live' versus photocopied scripts in the first phase sample of marking standardisation

    Authors: 
    Michelle Meadows

    Prior to beginning marking, all examiners attend a Standardisation Meeting at which they are trained in the application of the mark scheme. Following the meeting, a First Phase Sample script review is conducted....

  3. Can we predict who will be a reliable marker?

    Authors: 
    Michelle Meadows

    The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, Research and Policy Analysis Department have conducted a large number of studies that have attempted to identify factors which might allow awarding bodies to predict those examiners who are likely to mark most reliably and those who are likely to require a...

  4. Is teaching experience necessary for reliable marking?

    Authors: 
    Lucy Royal-Dawson and Jo-Anne Baird

    Although hundreds of thousands of markers are recruited internationally to mark examinations, little research has been conducted on the selection criteria that should be used....

  5. Structuring and formatting examination papers: examiners' views of good practice

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    AQA is in the process of changing its practices, with plans to implement question banking and auto test construction, while embarking on a large scale project to improve the quality of its papers....

Pages