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  1. 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....

  2. 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’)....

  3. The new GCSE grades in action

    26 November 2013

    Jo-Anne Baird says the new GCSE grades raise a range of issues, including comparability with previous results and their use by employers and the education system.

  4. Classification accuracy and consistency in GCSE and A Level examinations offered by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) November 2008 to June 2009

    Authors: 
    Christopher Wheadon and Ian Stockford

    The aim of this study was to investigate the classification accuracy and consistency in individual units of GCSE and A level examinations offered by the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) from November 2008 to June 2009....

  5. Measuring trust in the examination system: some insights from the medical profession and elsewhere

    Authors: 
    Lucy Billington

    If the examination system is to maintain its credibility within society, it is imperative that awarding bodies and their regulator make efforts to understand, measure, and engender public trust....

  6. Regulation and the qualifications market

    Authors: 
    Ben Jones

    The paper is in four main sections. “A theoretical framework from economics” introduces the conceptual framework of economics, in which the qualifications industry is seen as an operational market....