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Malpractice - coursework

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Murphy1971, Jun 3, 2018.

  1. Murphy1971

    Murphy1971 New commenter

    Has anyone had a Malpractice Concern, following a visiting moderator for ICT, querying the save/modify dates of the coursework being sampled? Work saved after the grades submitted- in simple terms.
    I have to get the work out of the students folders , into my area and then into the moderators area ready to be viewed and sampled- so some dates have changed.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. TIA
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    Would the original versions in the student folders still have the original save/modify dates? If so, could the moderator be invited to come in and check a few against what's in the student folders?
  3. Murphy1971

    Murphy1971 New commenter

    This is what we had to do- get supplementary evidence to show these dates from back up files, to support our case and response. along with interviews and statements from all students 50+ to say they didn't work on the work after the date.
  4. install

    install Star commenter

    It sounds more like unsatisfactory practice in IT - not malpractice. Maybe next time get IT forms signed by all students confirming date of submission. Also check what issues are with IT Cwk 'date appearing after submission date' and why this happened and confirm this process will be changed in future.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  5. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    not sure why they are even interested in handing in dates, most schools seem to impose endless extension dates over the teacher's head anyhow.
    If the date is important to the board, and I think it should be, why not just have the individual developing work emailed to a central data base once a week across the time of the course?
    Much reduced chance of excess help, no need to moderate it each time, but there is then a clear pathway showing the development of each pupil's work. AND it shifts the responsibility to them in an adult way.

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