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  1. Inter-subject standards: an insoluble problem?

    Authors: 
    Ben Jones, David Philips and Rob van Krieken

    Whatever their constitution or the type of assessments they administer, it is a prime responsibility of all awarding bodies to engender public confidence in the standards of the qualifications they endorse, so that they have not only usefulness but credibility....

  2. Measuring comparability of standards between subjects: why our statistical techniques do not make the grade

    Authors: 
    Paul Newton

    In the past few years the examination boards in Britain have witnessed a renewed interest from external bodies in the notion of comparability of grading standards between different subjects....

  3. A further report of investigations into the reliability of marking of GCE examinations

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    This paper represents an extension of a previous report (Murphy, 1978) of investigations into the reliability of marking of GCE examinations. Results are presented relating to mark-re-mark investigations in 20 different examination subjects carried out over a period of four years....