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Research and analysis

Standards and comparability research

Research by Ofqual and QCA into the comparability of qualifications.

Documents

2011 Review of Functional Skills Standards in Mathematics (Ofqual, 2012)

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A level resitting: summary of research findings (QCA, 2007)

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Analysis of use of Key Stage 2 data in GCSE predictions (Benton & Sutch, 2014)

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A Preliminary Scoping Exercise of Systems for Monitoring Educational Standards Over Time at National Level (Ager, Benefield, O'Donnell & Whetton, 2005)

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Arrangements for awarding and setting standards in the Diploma (Ofqual, 2008)

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Comparability of ICT Level 2 Qualifications (Ofqual, 2010)

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Comparative analysis of A level assessment outcomes for 2008 to 2010 (Ofqual, 2012)

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Comparative Analysis of A Level Student Work (Smith, Alton & Mitchell, 2012)

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A Comparison of Expected Difficulty, Actual Difficulty and Assessment of Problem Solving across GCSE Maths Sample Assessment Materials (Ofqual, 2015)

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Effects of Unitisation in 2009 GCSE Assessments (Ofqual, 2012)

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Examination standards: Report of the independent committee to QCA (McGaw, Gipps & Godber, 2004)

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GCSEs and IGCSEs compared (QCA, 2006)

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GCSE English 2012 (Ofqual, 2012)

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GCSE Maths Sample Assessment Materials: Post-research Quantitative Review (Ofqual, 2015)

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International Comparisons in Senior Secondary Assessment (Mapp, 2012)

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Investigating the relationship between A level results and prior attainment at GCSE (Benton & Yin, 2011)

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An investigation into the test equating methods used during 2006, and the potential for strengthening their validity and reliability (Lamprianou, 2007)

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Maintaining GCE A Level Standards (Baker, Sutherland & McGaw, 2002)

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Maintaining qualification and assessment standards: summary of international practice (Burdett, Houghton, Sargent & Tisi, 2013)

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Maintaining Standards Over Time in National Curriculum English and Science Tests at Key Stage 2 (Newton, 2000)

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Maintaining standards in on-demand testing using item response theory (He, 2010)

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Monitoring national attainment standards (Newton, 2008)

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National Curriculum Assessments Review Report: 2010 Key Stage 2 Tests (Ofqual. 2011)

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Regulatory Summary: GCSE Maths Sample Assessment Materials (Ofqual, 2015)

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Regulatory Summary: GCSE Maths Sample Assessment Materials: Post-research Review (Ofqual, 2015)

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Research into specifications, textbooks and assessment materials to review potential impacts on standards (Minnis & Taylor, 2012)

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Details

Comparing the standards and comparability of different qualifications.