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Marking time: the decision-making processes of examiners of History and English ‘A’ level

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In the UK examiners assign marks to A level examination scripts using extensive mark-schemes. Examiners work under strict time constraints, and must consider various sources, from script to mark-scheme to exemplar marked scripts. Essay subjects, such as History and English (two subjects which are associated with difficulty of marking), are likely to form a particular cognitive challenge for examiners, and their marking has not been extensively researched. Most examiners mark within accepte...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment
Oxford college:
Exeter College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Educational Studies
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Victoria Faith Elliott
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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uuid:50e2acc6-88cc-445b-94e9-d4837ae80dce
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ora:8166
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English
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