Month: April 2014

In defence of norm-referencing

A couple of weeks ago Ofqual published their consultation on new GCSE grades. A lot of the media debate has focussed on the new 1-9 grading structure, but tucked away in the consultation document there is a lot of very interesting information about how examiners make judgments. I’ve written before on this blog about the… Read more »

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Why national curriculum levels need replacing

One of the main reasons why people say we need to keep national curriculum levels is because they provide a common language. I am all in favour of a common language, but levels did not provide this, as I have argued before here. Since I wrote that last post, I have come across this fascinating… Read more »

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