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Cambridge Assessment Network: Grading

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A brief overview of some of the issues that arise in the making of grading decisions for General Qualifications, some of which are designed for international use. What are we trying to align with what in grading? Do we really have more than one aim, and if so, do they conflict and what do we then do about it? Given that we are using multiple sources of evidence, how do we prioritise when different indicators suggest different outcomes? How far does practice vary internationally and why? What additional issues arise if our results reporting consists of more than just a syllabus/specification grade?

Additional date: 23 October | 10.30-12.30 | Cambridge | Register to attend

Speaker biography

Mark Dowling moved from secondary school teaching to work at Cambridge Assessment in 1989, initially as the Subject Officer for Economics and Business Subjects, then also acquiring responsibility for the establishment of Modular A Levels and for Assessment Administration. Since 1998 he has specialised in International Examinations and since 2004 has been Deputy Director (Standards) in the Assessment Services Division of Cambridge International Examinations, with a secondment to be Assessment Quality Advisor for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority in 2006-7.

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