Research library

Browse and search the library of research carried out by the Centre for Education Research and Practice, covering a wide range of topics across education and assessment.

  1. Motivation and Mode: an attempt to measure the attitudes of ‘O’ level GCE candidates to English language

    Authors: 
    Carolyn Ferguson and John Francis

    Examinations are now universally recognised as tests of achievement and are commonly perceived as measuring skills in the cognitive domain. In recent years, however, there has been a movement away from the traditional end-of-course written examination paper....

  2. Some observations on the problems of grading examinations with several components: a reply to P. J. Squire

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy and Robert Adams

    In a recent article in [Educational Studies], Squire (1978) describes a phenomenon well known to those concerned with examining; namely that when candidates' final marks are obtained by summing a number of examination components, with or without differential weighting, the dispersion in the final ...

  3. Teachers’ assessments and GCE results compared

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    Teachers’ assessments of their own pupils were collected for 96 separate groups of GCE candidates who were being prepared for a wide range of examination subjects....

  4. Removing the marks from examination scripts before remarking them: does it make any difference?

    Authors: 
    Roger Murphy

    Two senior GCE examiners re-marked photocopies of the same two hundred GCE examination scripts. One hundred of these scripts still had the marks and comments of the original examiners on them, whereas these were removed from the other one hundred....