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Same Paper, Same Grade?

Conference contribution
Authors Anne Dragemark Oscarson
Published in ASEAN-ELT 2018
Place of publication Malaysia
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies
Language en
Keywords assessment criteria, student degree papers, teacher education
Subject categories Didactics


The degree project papers at the end of university studies are generally seen as a reliable indication of the level of scholarship that students have achieved, but the quality of these papers are highly dependent on whether university lecturers have a common understanding of the set criteria with which they are assessed by. In a small interview study (N=5) examiners where asked to assess the same three Master of Education thesis and describe their thinking and rationale for the given grades with the purpose of gaining an added understanding of what the lecturers deemed most important in students written work. The results indicate that there is a common discourse among the assessors but that in practice, the results may vary widely within a department. Lecturers need to address these issues through further analyses and bench-marking but also through an awareness of the discrepencies which may result in unfair student assessements.

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