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  1. Is an exam paper greater than the sum of its parts? A Literature Review of Question Paper Structure and presentation

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    Literature relating to question paper structure and presentation was reviewed in order to gain insight into good practice for question paper writing....

  2. An evaluation of a prototype feedback tool for teachers

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    This project explored some analysis options AQA can pursue in repackaging the items retired from an item-bank. Past paper analysis will be made redundant when on-demand testing is implemented in 2015. Item analysis tools could be provided to teachers to act as a replacement....

  3. Item banking with a test construction interface: An evaluation of a prototype

    Authors: 
    Claire Whitehouse, Qingping He and Christopher Wheadon

    A prototype item bank/test construction interface was developed and evaluated within the Research and Policy Analysis department to assess how alterations to the current question paper setting process brought about by item banking may impact on the quality of tests....

  4. Structuring and formatting examination papers: examiners' views of good practice

    Authors: 
    Victoria Spalding

    AQA is in the process of changing its practices, with plans to implement question banking and auto test construction, while embarking on a large scale project to improve the quality of its papers....