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Can the public have confidence in national assessments?

This talk considers whether awarding bodies could do more to increase public trust in their assessments.

Decisions about students' success or failure in their courses inevitably rely on the judgements of examiners and assessors. Is this a situation which people accept, or is a general questioning of professional judgement beginning to undermine the exam system? Have the awarding bodies made any impact on public perceptions by their greater transparency and by aligning their practices and procedures to public regulation? Should this agenda include more discussion of the meaning of the term 'measurement error' or will that term be unhelpfully misunderstood? And are there more ways in which awarding bodies could work with their stakeholders to increase public trust in the judgements made by examiners and assessors?


Mr Andrew Watts | talks


Date and Time:

2 September 2010 at 10:30 am


1 hour 30 minutes



Cambridge Assessment - 9 Hills Road
9 Hills Road

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Organised by:

Cambridge Assessment Network
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Free to University of Cambridge staff and students, £30 for all other participants

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The Cambridge Assessment Network, 01223 553846, thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk.

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To book a place please contact the Network Team on 01223 553846 or thenetwork@cambridgeassessment.org.uk.

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