Consistency in Teacher Assessment?

I posted a survey with 10 hypothetical – but not uncommon – situations in which writing might take place in a classroom, and asked teachers to say whether or not they are permitted under the current guidance for “indepencence” when it comes to statutory assessment. It seems that mostly, we can’t agree:

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8 thoughts on “Consistency in Teacher Assessment?

  1. Matthew 16 June 2016 at 8:51 am Reply

    Can you share the correct answers? They might be enlightening…

    • Michael Tidd 16 June 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

      If I knew for certain what they were, I would.
      That’s half the problem. Too much is open to interpretation.

  2. Matthew 16 June 2016 at 8:58 am Reply

    LOL! And so much is dependent on who is ‘quality assuring’ you and their own interpretation. So much subjectivity in a system that is supposed to measure standards…

  3. Janet 16 June 2016 at 5:36 pm Reply

    I want to cry 😦

  4. Carla 18 June 2016 at 9:49 am Reply

    I’m just going to admit my ignorance…it’s safer that way!
    What current guidance are you referring to?
    When the answer is unreasonable, does that suggest it’s considered bad practice?
    I’ve been on maternity leave and it’s amazing how having 1 year away makes you feel out of touch with so many things.

    • Michael Tidd 18 June 2016 at 10:55 am Reply

      Don’t worry – werwe’re all ignorant here, hehe the discrepancies in responses.
      The guidance comes from the STA clarification document for Writing moderation, but it offers barely a paragraph to guide things.

      • Carla Thom 18 June 2016 at 11:43 pm Reply

        Thanks. Will check that out then just so I can see the confusion for myself!

  5. […] are not yet familiar with the new expected standard. Michael Tidd has written a series of post (see here for an example) arguing that the guidelines were not precisely specified making it impossible for […]

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