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  1. Reliability of marking in eight GCE examinations

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    Eight recent GCE examinations, containing mainly free-response questions, were investigated in terms of their marking reliability....

  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. How reliable is marking in GCSE English?

    Authors: 
    Diana Fowles

    In a re-marking exercise to investigate the reliability of marking in GCSE English examinations, the Principal Examiners’ marks were adopted as ‘true’ marks for comparison with the actual or ‘live’ marks that had been awarded by the appointed examiners....

  4. What makes marking reliable? Experiments with UK examinations

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird, Jackie Greatorex and John Bell

    Marking reliability is purported to be produced by having an effective community of practice. No experimental research has been identified which attempts to verify empirically the aspects of a community of practice that have been observed to produce marking reliability....

  5. The effects of consistency of performance on A-level examiners' judgements of standards

    Authors: 
    Alex Scharaschkin and Jo-Anne Baird

    One source of evidence used for the setting of minimum marks required to obtain grades in General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations is the qualitative, expert judgement of examiners....

  6. Literature review on effects on assessment of e-marking

    Authors: 
    Diana Fowles

    The development of e-marking is reviewed under the headings of the different technology suppliers that are driving e-marking developments forward through their software solutions....

  7. Do marking reliability studies have validity?

    Authors: 
    Suzanne Chamberlain

    Marking reliability studies are essential to ensure that examiners' marking of high stakes public assessments is appropriate, consistent and fair to candidates....

  8. The reliability of marking of general certificate of secondary education scripts: mathematics and English

    Authors: 
    Paul Newton

    This study investigated the consistency with which marks were awarded to scripts during the summer 1994 examinations in mathematics and English. It was demonstrated that the reliability of marking of mathematics scripts was extremely high....

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