Michelle Meadows, Executive Director for Strategy, Risk and Research, said:
We want to have a wide-ranging discussion about the current state of marking in England, and if and how it might be improved. Head teachers, teachers and teacher association representatives, academics and representatives from the exam boards have been invited to provide perspectives from all corners of the sector. The opinions and research we discussed will be vital in terms of contextualising evidence of the quality of marking within our own system compared with other systems used internationally and domestically within higher education.
The evidence gathered from the day will be used as part of our on-going work into quality of marking.
Professor Roger Murphy, Associate Director of AlphaPlus Consultancy, and an Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Nottingham.
Professor Sue Bloxham, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cumbria speaking about marking quality in Higher Education
Dr Ed Wolf, Principal Research Scientist, ETS, bringing an international perspective on marking quality
Dr Yohav Cohen, an Independent Researcher from Israel who will be presenting evidence on the value of double marking