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KS2 SATs - Marking Reviews

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Feenie, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Received the following from Edexcel:
    "Thank you for your email... I can assure you that both the original <font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2">marking</font><font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2"> and reviews processes are necessarily strict ones. All markers undergo rigorous training and have to pass a number of bench</font><font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2">marking</font><font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2"> checks and balances when </font><font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2">marking</font><font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2"> to ensure that they are applying the mark scheme accurately. Furthermore, all scripts that are submitted for reviews are reviewed by a marker senior to the original marker, and all reviews markers are trained a second time on how to apply the mark scheme. Edexcel is confident that the delivery of the key stage 2 national curriculum tests results in 2009 is measurably of a high quality."</font>
    Ring any bells?
    I thanked them and said how reassured I now was (not)!
  2. Pretty much verbatim! Just waiting for the process review now - due by 20th Nov. Not expecting much really.....
  3. I am in the same position as you. I am absolutely up a height with the ridiculous marking of the writing this year. We sent back ten scripts for re-marking (mainly high level 4 and secure level 5 children who are so gifted and imaginative with a very mature style). The papers have been returned un-touched, with just a sticker saying they have been re-marked. It is outrageous and I am so annoyed. It is unfair to my pupils who have worked their socks off and now our school has to live with the data, suggesting that we have only a handful of top 4/level 5 writers. Joke.
  4. I agree. In 2009, my first year teaching in year 6, I was so surprised and happy that many of my secure level 4s achieved a 5 in their writing...I was always a 'hard marker' but there were no way some of these children were 5s, but hey; it was great for them and us...now this year I am bitterly disappointed for some children as their papers came back unchanged (apart from a reading paper that couldn't be argued with ) when some of children were, and in my 'harsh marking' opinion still are level 5s! It's so disheartening!

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