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  1. Awarding objective test papers: is there a correct answer?

    Authors: 
    Lesley Meyer

    In AQA, Objective Tests (OTs) have, in GCSEs generally, historically been awarded via a process known as 'back calculation' from other components. More recently, other methods such as Angoff (GCE) and KS3 predicted outcomes/IRT (GCSE Science) have also been employed....

  2. Assessment expertise project: validity of assessment

    Authors: 
    Neil Stringer

    When candidates take a test, whether it is a written examination, a practical performance, or submitting a portfolio of work, it is taken so that an examiner can assess the candidate’s performance relative to a standard....

  3. Is an exam paper greater than the sum of its parts? A Literature Review of Question Paper Structure and presentation

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    Literature relating to question paper structure and presentation was reviewed in order to gain insight into good practice for question paper writing....

  4. Carry on examining: what predicts examiners' intentions to continue examining?

    Authors: 
    Kate Tremain

    AQA is highly reliant on a large body of examiners who are crucial in ensuring that candidates receive timely and reliable results for their high-stakes examinations. As such, the potential ramifications of low examiner satisfaction are significant....

  5. Numbering nested questions

    Authors: 
    Sofia Parkinson and Neil Stringer

    In line with the aim of simplifying and standardising the format of AQA‘s question papers, it has been proposed that all question papers should be numbered using a simple sequential system (i.e. 1, 2, 3… etc.)....

  6. A qualitative exploration of key stakeholders' perceptions and opinions of awarding body marking procedures

    Authors: 
    Rachel Taylor

    Past research into perceptions of GCSEs and A-levels suggests that how informed individuals are of current marking procedures, and the level of information stakeholders receive varies considerably....

  7. Public perceptions of reliability

    Authors: 
    Suzanne Chamberlain

    This report forms part of Ofqual’s Reliability of Results two-year research programme (Strand 3: ‘Public Perceptions of Reliability’)....

  8. Measures of examiner job satisfaction as predictors of intention to continue examining

    Authors: 
    Michelle Meadows

    To inform the retention of current examiners and the recruitment of new examiners, a survey of examiners’ attitudes to examining was conducted....

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