Why item mark? The advantages and disadvantages of e-marking

The move towards e-marking has meant some large changes to the long established processes and practices for marking national examinations. Each change has been justified with a business plan and, while there are clear benefits to the awarding bodies, the benefits to examiners and candidates have not always been quite so obvious. By considering the advantages and disadvantages, this report explains why a move to e-marking ultimately provides more reliable marking.

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