Duration: 5 hours
Description: Recent changes in government policy have increased the emphasis on grading in a wide range of vocational and academic qualifications.
Grading qualifications presents many challenges both at component/unit level and for the qualification as a whole.
This programme helps awarding organisations to consider the options for how to implement grading and provides a basis for making evidence-based decisions appropriate to the qualification.
The session considers why grading is considered problematic in vocational qualifications (VQs), how grading interacts with key ideas such as (minimal) competence, and statistical considerations that affect grading. The session will also look at methods for setting standards on graded examinations and qualifications.
- scores, pass/ fail
- challenges fitting grading criteria to learning outcomes
- scoring and grading models
- establishing and communicating the meaning of grades in qualifications
- statistical concerns
- standards setting in vocational and academic assessments including: Angoff, bookmarking and contrasting groups.
Typical Task – Working with own qualifications to define a suitable grading model.