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. Are examination standards all in the head? Experiments with examiners’ judgements of standards in A level examinations

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird

    Examination grading decisions are commonplace in our education system and many of them have a substantial impact upon candidates’ lives, yet little is known about the decision-making processes involved in judging standards....

  2. A feasibility study on anonymised marking in large-scale public examinations

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird and Neil Bridle

    Names of centres were removed from summer 2000 GCSE and A level examiners’ stationery as part of a Department for Education and Employment initiative....

  3. Would the real gold standard please step forward?

    Authors: 
    Jo-Anne Baird, Mike Cresswell and Paul Newton

    Debate about public examination standards has been a consistent feature of educational assessment in Britain over the past few decades....

  4. The effects of consistency of performance on A-level examiners' judgements of standards

    Authors: 
    Alex Scharaschkin and Jo-Anne Baird

    One source of evidence used for the setting of minimum marks required to obtain grades in General Certificate of Education (GCE) examinations is the qualitative, expert judgement of examiners....