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  1. A qualitative exploration of perceptions of trust in A-levels

    Authors: 
    Lucy Billington

    Although trust is central to the credibility of the examination system, little is known about how trust functions in this context. This paper reports on the findings of a qualitative exploration into perceptions of trust in A-level....

  2. Public trust and high stakes assessment

    Authors: 
    Lucy Billington

    Contemporary society seems to be characterised by a 'crisis of trust'. Opinion polls show a decline in trust in many public institutions and professions. Trust, and its drivers, has been studied in a variety of contexts, including the government, the police force, and the medical profession....

  3. A qualitative exploration of key stakeholders' perceptions and opinions of awarding body marking procedures

    Authors: 
    Rachel Taylor

    Past research into perceptions of GCSEs and A-levels suggests that how informed individuals are of current marking procedures, and the level of information stakeholders receive varies considerably....

  4. Qualification users’ perceptions and experiences of assessment reliability

    Authors: 
    Suzanne Chamberlain

    This paper presents the findings of a study designed to explore qualification users’ perceptions and experiences of reliability in the context of national assessment outcomes in England....

  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. Strictly statistics

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira and Kate Kelly

    The science and statistics behind examinations is not widely publicised or understood. This is, at least in part, due to the dry, complex and often esoteric nature of the topic. But a lack of transparency may lead to a lack of trust, and the grades students receive have limited value without trust....