Research and analysis

Assessment tasks research

Research by Ofqual and QCA on assessment tasks.

Documents

The Achieved Weightings of Assessment Objectives as a Source of Validity Evidence (Stringer, 2014)

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The Effects of Structure on the Demands in GCSE and A level Questions (Pollitt, Hughes, Ahmed, Fisher-Hoch & Bramley, 1998)

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Exploration of Assessment Quality Issues in A Level Modern Foreign Languages: Technical Report (Ofqual, 2014)

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Improving the Quality of GCSE Assessment (Ahmed, Baird, Tognolini & Davidson, 2008)

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Investigating Ways to Improve Written GCSE Examinations (Murphy, Greatbatch, Wilmut, Tolley, Mallia & Hamer, 2008)

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An investigation of the construct relevance of sources of difficulty in the Key Stage 3 ICT tests (University of Leeds, 2006)

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Predictability studies report A study of GCSE and GCE level examinations (Ofqual, 2008)

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Survey of teachers' views of GCSE and A level question papers in the summer 2007 examination season (Ipsos MORI, 2007)

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Synoptic assessment: report for QCA (Patrick, 2005)

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Using Readability Formulae for Examination Questions (Allan, McGhee & van Krieken, 2005)

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A body of research looking into assessment tasks.