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. Placing candidates who take differentiated papers on a common grade scale

    Authors: 
    Frances Good and Mike Cresswell

    Three methods of transferring marks from differentiated papers examinations on to a common grade scale are compared....

  2. Differences in marks awarded as a result of moderation: some findings from a teacher assessed oral examination in French

    Authors: 
    Frances Good

    Identical standards and criteria are unlikely to be applied by all teachers when marking school‐based components of examinations, so moderation procedures are required to check and, if necessary, adjust their marks....

  3. Combining grades from different assessments: how reliable is the result?

    Authors: 
    Mike Cresswell

    Assessment usually involves combining results from a number of components. This has traditionally been done by adding marks and the issues raised are discussed in most books on assessment....

  4. Grade awarding judgements in differentiated examinations

    Authors: 
    Frances Good and Mike Cresswell

    The consistency of grade awarders’ standards and the application of these standards to define comparable levels of achievement in differentiated examinations are investigated....

  5. Can teachers enter candidates appropriately for examinations involving differentiated papers?

    Authors: 
    Frances Good and Mike Cresswell

    The ability of teachers to enter candidates for appropriate combinations of differentiated papers is considered....

  6. A method of moderation of school-based assessments: some statistical considerations

    Authors: 
    Frances Good

    Most GCSE examinations will include a school-based component marked by the teacher; adjustments to these marks may be required to give a common measurement scale for all centres....