Manchester Metropolitan University

Final exam results are becoming less valid

The evidence base for exam results is becoming less valid as the system moves back to wholly end-of-course testing, says Harry Torrance

The evidence base for exam results is becoming less valid as the system moves back to wholly end-of-course testing, says Harry Torrance.

There are good reasons, rooted in traditional assessment concerns for validity and reliability, to involve teachers in setting and marking national test work in their own schools (coursework, project work and so forth)…Now, however, history, experience and good educational practice are being set aside as the Conservative government moves back to an entirely final exam-based system…

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A longer version of this article is available in the British Journal of Educational Studies, 2017.

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