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ERIC Number: EJ779907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
The Use of Annotations in Examination Marking: Opening a Window into Markers' Minds
Crisp, Victoria; Johnson, Martin
British Educational Research Journal, v33 n6 p943-961 Dec 2007
This study investigated the functions of annotations, the role of annotations in markers' decision-making processes, whether annotations conform to conventions, and whether these vary according to subject area. Across subjects a number of scripts were analysed to survey which annotations are subject specific and which are more general. Twelve examiners at different levels of responsibility marked the same General Certificate of Secondary Education Mathematics and Business Studies scripts as one another. The marking was analysed to identify whether there were any patterns in the use of annotations. Retrospective individual interviews were used to inform the analysis of the annotations. Findings showed that the frequency and type of annotations used differed between subjects and that within a subject team examiners drew from a common pool of annotations. Purposes for annotation use included supporting markers' judgements and explaining decisions. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom