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The impact of between subject differences in grading standards on composite measures of student ability in the UK

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Composite scores are created in many education systems to combine the results from multiple assessments into a single measure of student (or school) achievement. In England, two composite scores are used as key school performance measures, Progress 8 (P8) and Attainment 8 (A8). Both of these scores make the implicit assumption that grades received by candidates in different subjects are interchangeable in terms of their relative grading standards or ‘difficulty’. No method is currently emp...

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SSD
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Education
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Type of award:
MSc taught course
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2021-03-09

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