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Transcript of Sociology_ACJ_Nationals_Pilot
People are good at:
People are less good at:
Absolute Judgements, e.g. Scoring.
People & Assessment
reduced assessment reliability; and
Illustrating the issue...
Measuring without subjectivity – adaptive scaling without needing scores;
Based on The Law of Comparative Judgement (1927);
A different approach...
TAG has created a web-based ADAPTIVE comparative judgement solution for assessing student work...
Adaptive Comparative Judgment
The system runs successive 'rounds' of judgement to order the work in rank order...
ACJ - behind the scenes
Resulting in a secure, reliable rank order that has been generated through collective Professional Consensus...
Which can then be graded/scored.
Reduced inconsistency; and
Increased reliability (typically 0.93 – 0.98).
The result...turns traditional assessment on its head!
The assessment problem:
Typically as low as 0.5-0.6
An innovative approach to
assessment and standardisation
College Development Network
Our Customers: Institutions & Agencies
Our Customers: Accreditation Bodies
Managing Director, TAG Assessment
Tel: 0203 176 0394
Advisor, College Development Network
Tel: 07920 824 793
Presentation at: http://tinyurl.com/ACJ-Nationals
Focus on short-answer and essay responses;
To inform assessment options for Nationals & Highers;
HN Sociology was chosen as the focus;
Six Colleges took park:
Dundee and Angus College;
(Dundee & Angus Colleges)
North East Scotland College;
(Aberdeen, Banff & Buchan)
Scope of Pilot:
Pilot run over 2 month period;
Each college contributed scanned hand-written scripts – 72 in total, which were then assessed by the group;
Sample included 'open' & 'closed' book responses;
Scripts pre-marked using traditional criterion referenced markschemes to provide direct comparison to ACJ.
Results and Conclusion:
A total of 12 'Rounds of Judgement' were completed;
Each judgement took an average of 2.42 mins;
Achieved an assessment reliability coefficient of 0.96;
However, 0.95 reliability achieved after just 8 'rounds';
Judges reaction was very positive;
Saw huge potential for the Nationals & Highers assessment & standardisation.
Currently progressing a national pilot to run in two phases from June & September-December 2014;
Focus on capturing & assessing 'creativity';
College Development Network;
Education Scotland; and
Aiming to include 13 school/college/ CLD/Industry partnerships for the pilot.