Research and analysis
Weighting of assessment objectives as evidence of validity
- Part of:
- Ofqual's research on the validity of qualifications, Curriculum and qualifications, and Exams, testing and assessment
- First published:
- 11 February 2014
- Applies to:
- England, Northern Ireland, and Wales
Research by AQA on using the achieved weightings of A level and GCSE assessment objectives to measure the validity of a qualification.
Ref: Ofqual/14/5375 PDF, 5.36MB, 130 pages
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The purposes of this study are:
- to explore the achieved weighting of assessment objectives as a facet of validity and to establish a method for investigating and reporting on it
- where problems with achieved weightings are identified, to consider the possible causes and solutions that may be fed back into the specification design and examination paper-writing processes
Published: 11 February 2014