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  1. The effect of marker background and training on the quality of marking in GCSE English

    Michelle Meadows and Lucy Billington

    Historically, in the UK, marker selection criteria for national examinations have been a matter of custom and practice. Only recently has empirical evidence of the effect of background on marking reliability begun to be gathered....

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

    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....