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Michelle Meadows

Executive Director – Strategy, Risk and Research

Further evaluation of summer 2020 awarding

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Decorative picture of a hand sifting through a pile of reports

We have today published three evaluation reports looking at how grades were awarded in summer 2020. Taken together, they shine further light on the process of standardisation and on the differences between calculated grades, centre assessment grades and final grades. …

Thoughts on the inaugural meeting of Ofqual’s Research Advisory Group

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: A levels and GCSEs

Research is an important tool for Ofqual. In assessment the questions we face rarely have obvious answers and our responses must be evidence based. Have standards changed over time? Are some A levels easier than others? Do changes in the …