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SATs markers

Discussion in 'Primary' started by DFC, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. RJR_38

    RJR_38 New commenter

    Thanks for that dizziblonde - as I say, I wouldn't have kicked up about it or anything it was just something that made me wonder
     
  2. taj

    taj

    LOL Anybody else received the e-mail from Edexcel asking us to respond to a survey conducted on their behalf by ETS?!!!
    Two questions:
    What are the chances of the computer crashing when we try to access the survey?
    What are Edexcel's chances of getting their results back on time?

    LOL You couldn't make it up!

     
  3. satnav

    satnav New commenter

    Another question worth asking is how the hell did ETS get another government contract after making such a mess of last years marking? So we now have a situation where ETS the worst marking company ever is helping to evaluate how well Edexcel did at trying to clear up the mess that ETS left them with.
     
  4. Hello Taj and Satnav,
    Before anyone else has a rant about ETS, I need to point out that the ETS carrying out the evaluation is Expert Training Systems (www.etsplc.com) and not the ETS responsible for the marking process in 2008. There are a few ETS companies out there which makes things rather confusing.
    Expert Training Systems have been carrying out evaluations of the NC test marking process for a few years now are in no way connected to Educational Testing Services based in America or Europe.
    I hope this has cleared the air somewhat.

     
  5. satnav

    satnav New commenter

    Thanks for that clarification. I think if I was part of the good ETS company I would think about changing the name of the company to avoid being confused with the other bunch of cowboys. I also think a lot of other people will have taken one look at the email mentioning ETS and automatically ignored the email and not bothered doing the survey.
     
  6. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Has anyone else received their Marker Grades? Having had my confidence as a marker almost completely shattered this year, I suppose I should feel happy that I was judged to be a "sound and reliable marker" - I knew it wouldn't be any better than that as "adherence to deadlines" was a bit of an issue!
     
  7. Typhoon

    Typhoon New commenter

    Yes, I had mine through the other day, I got grade B (which I think is the 'sound and reliable' one as well). Not bad, since I "failed" the first set of Standardisation papers and had to do the B set!
     
  8. inq

    inq

    I di maths - got mine yesterday.
    Fortunately it was an A - still not convinced I want to do it next year though.
     
  9. I got an A - after having my confidence completely decimated by the switched TL from hell it was a nice little boost needed right now. Will prob do next year since I need the money being just a supply.
     
  10. Typhoon

    Typhoon New commenter

    Well done, Dizzi, I'm really glad you got an A. I remember what an awful time you had during marking, with your change of TL and that dreadful bench-marking. Almost makes it all seem worthwhile!
     
  11. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    Seconded - well done dizzi! (and inq)
    Hmm...
     
  12. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    Got an A too, but also cant decide whether to mark or not. I work PT so can fit it in, but maybe taking on more work, still not FT but enough to make me wonder if I can fit it in. After initial annoyance about stretched out time scales, it was in the end quite painless and even enjoyable in the end. Also it was well paid compared to pre ETS years. We seem to have benefited from the pay rise to computer mark without having to computer mark. Payments were fairly prompt compared to other EDEXCEL years too. If we ever have to computer mark I will pull out as I get migraines if I work too long on the computer. We normally get the job offers about now dont we? As I teach FS/KS1 there is part of me that wants to keep going to keep me upto date in KS2. I am doing this 1:1 tuition soon in my school, but in english not maths which I mark. I also may be taking on some SEN hours when the present specialist teacher leaves. If she leaves in Sept I will be fine but if she goes at Easter It will mean taking on a new job bang in the middle of SATs marking.
    Anyone that continues to mark English has my upmost respect, you must all be masochists! At least maths is more straight forward.
     
  13. Hi all - I was thinking about marking SATs this year, but I am unsure, how to apply this year. Does anyone know who I need to contact? I have marked a few years under ETS.
     
  14. I'm also interested in marking SATS this year but, although I've hunted high and low on the internet, I can't find information on how to apply. Can anyone point me in the right direction, please?
     
  15. Tigger - you need to go to the Edexcel web-site. www.Edexcel.com. You can contact them from there re applications.
     
  16. I have received an email today from qcda asking me to mark science!!!!!!!
    apparently, there are a large number of schools taking sample tests. I wouldnt know about any of this of course as I work in wales-land of the free (of SATS :) )
     
  17. markuss

    markuss Occasional commenter

    You can apply to mark national curriculum tests (NCTs) via the link below.
    You'll see nothing on the NCT pages about SATs because they're tests for university entrance and they're just on trial so far. Your email didn't mention those, did it, Tracy? And if you accept a marking contract, that won't either.
    http://testsandexams.qcda.gov.uk/default.aspx
     
  18. taj

    taj

    Have any people who previously marked science had any communication or contract offers for other subjects from Edexcel?
     
  19. mattdechaine

    mattdechaine New commenter

    I have previously marked Science and registered my interest to mark this year. This afternoon I received a contract as a reserve marker for Maths. Better than nothing!
     

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