Details of exam marking quality to be published from 2017

The TES is reporting that Ofqual has announced that details of how accurately exam boards mark GCSE and A-level papers will be published from 2017…

The regulator has announced plans to introduce “publishable marking metrics” that will demonstrate the quality of exam boards’ assessment processes.

In a speech outlining the plan today, chief regulator Glenys Stacey said that the move was designed to “increase the quality of marking” and to increase confidence in the exam marking system.

Ms Stacey said “anyone involved in the examination system” would be able to “inspect marking quality on a subject-by-subject, board-by-board basis”.

An Ofqual spokeswoman said further details of the metrics were not yet available…

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See the full text of Glenys Stacey’s speech to the Grammar School Heads Association from Ofqual at: Approaching take-off


In the full speech, Glenys Stacey also runs through the overall state of play with GCSE reforms and calls for schools to take part in the new National Reference Tests – worth a read.

In terms of the “publishable marking metrics” – do you welcome the intention to bring greater transparency and scrutiny to the marking of GCSEs? What would you like these metrics to comprise?

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