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  1. Setting and maintaining GCSE and GCE grading standards: the case for contextualised cohort-referencing

    Authors: 
    Neil Stringer

    General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCE) grading standards are determined by Awarding Bodies using procedures that adhere to the Code of Practice published by the regulator, Ofqual....

  2. A further trial of a bookmark approach to grading objective tests

    Authors: 
    Diana Fowles

    A second trial of the Bookmark method has been conducted, in the context of a GCSE Science module, on the basis of a one parameter model analysis of the objective test data....

  3. Is the whole worth more than the sum of the parts? Studies of examiners' grading of individual papers and candidates' whole A-level examination performances

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird and Alex Scharaschkin

    Typically, students are assessed on elements of their performance, and it is assumed that the sum of marks for these elements will be just as impressive as the students' whole performances. Examiners might expect more for a particular grade if they only see parts of the students' work separately....

  4. Aggregation and awarding methods for national curriculum assessments in England and Wales: a comparison of approaches proposed for Key Stages 3 and 4

    Authors: 
    Mike Cresswell

    Most educational assessment involves aggregating a large number of observations to form a smaller number of indicators (for example, by adding up the marks from a number of questions)....

  5. Placing candidates who take differentiated papers on a common grade scale

    Authors: 
    Frances Good and Mike Cresswell

    Three methods of transferring marks from differentiated papers examinations on to a common grade scale are compared....

  6. Grade awarding judgements in differentiated examinations

    Authors: 
    Frances Good and Mike Cresswell

    The consistency of grade awarders’ standards and the application of these standards to define comparable levels of achievement in differentiated examinations are investigated....

  7. Describing examination performance: grade criteria in public examinations

    Authors: 
    Mike Cresswell

    One of the main objectives of the current moves to introduce grade criteria into GCSE examinations is the desire to make more explicit the "likely levels of competence and the knowledge that might be expected from those who obtain a particular grade" (DES, 1982, quoted in SEC, 1984)....

  8. Some observations on the problems of grading examinations with several components: a reply to P. J. Squire

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy and Robert Adams

    In a recent article in [Educational Studies], Squire (1978) describes a phenomenon well known to those concerned with examining; namely that when candidates' final marks are obtained by summing a number of examination components, with or without differential weighting, the dispersion in the final ...

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