Marking Methods Study

In 2022 ETAWA launched the Marking Methods Study, a research project that sought to bring clarity and some solutions to one of the biggest concerns for English teachers, marking.

After a thorough global investigation into marking methodologies, as well as a series of marking trials involving teachers from across the state, ETAWA is launching a series of Professional Development Modules that will provide practical information and resources based on this research for classroom teachers. Below are some short videos outlining the content of the sessions and what we hope they will bring to you.

There are 5 modules each involving a 90-minute session, as well as short videos and support materials. Teachers can register for these individually, or if English Departments wish to book a session for the whole team our presenters can come to you.

In addition to the 5 modules, we are also offering to work with you to revise your assessment programs and/or marking materials so that you can customise the findings of the study to your individual school context. See the details below to have some of our expert teachers work alongside your team.

Marking Methods Modules

Introduction to the Modules

Module 1: Understanding Marking Methods

Module 2: Complete Planning

Module 3: Writing and Refining Marking Keys

Module 4: Measurement and Reliability

Module 5: Marking Meetings and Finding Consensus

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