Research and analysis

Techniques for monitoring the comparability of examination standards

A collection of research papers for QCA. Edited by Newton, Baird, Goldstein, Patrick and Tymms (2007).

Documents

Cover, Acknowledgements, Foreword and Contents

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Introduction

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Chapter 1: Contextualising the comparability of examination standards - Paul Newton

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Chapter 2: A brief history of policies, practices and issues relating to comparability - Kathleen Tattersall

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Chapter 3: Awarding examination grades: current processes and their evolution - Colin Robinson

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Chapter 4: Alternative conceptions of comparability - Jo-Anne Baird

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Chapter 5: The demands of examination syllabuses and question papers - Alastair Pollitt, Ayesha Ahmed and Victoria Crisp

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Chapter 6: Cross moderation methods - Robert Adams

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Chapter 7: Paired Comparison Methods - Tom Bramley

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Chapter 8: Common test methods - Roger Murphy

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Chapter 9: Common examinee methods - Robert Coe

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Chapter 10: Multilevel modelling methods - Ian Schagen and Dougal Hutchinson

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Chapter 11: Comparability monitoring: progress report - Paul Newton

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General Commentary

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Statistical Commentary

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Biographies

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Indexes

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Details

Our examination system is unique. Students have a wide choice of subjects at both GCSE and A level. For most of these subjects there is a choice of which examination board to select. The students’ achievements are then reported using a grading scale. That means that almost all students end up with a unique set of certificated results. Yet the same students will use these sets of results to compete against each other for places in educational institutions or in the jobs market. That competition is only fair if there is confidence about the comparability of standards across these examination results. Comparability of examination standards is therefore of prime concern to QCA.

Citation

APA

Newton, P., Baird, J., Goldstein, H., Patrick, H., & Tymms, P. (2008). Techniques for monitoring the comparability of examination standards - Publications - GOV.UK. Gov.uk. Retrieved DD MMMM YYYY, from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/techniques-for-monitoring-the-comparability-of-examination-standards

Harvard

Newton, P., Baird, J., Goldstein, H., Patrick, H. and Tymms, P. (2008). Techniques for monitoring the comparability of examination standards - Publications - GOV.UK. [online] Gov.uk. Available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/techniques-for-monitoring-the-comparability-of-examination-standards [Accessed DD MMM. YYYY].

MLA

Newton, Paul et al. “Techniques For Monitoring The Comparability Of Examination Standards - Publications - GOV.UK”. Gov.Uk, 2008, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/techniques-for-monitoring-the-comparability-of-examination-standards.

Published 11 March 2008