Grading study is wide of the mark
Our research in five GCSE subjects analysed almost a quarter of a million estimated grades provided by more than 2,000 teachers and showed that teachers make grade estimates that are higher than those actually awarded.
This finding replicates at least 10 previous research studies, from the Sixites to the present day.
While the MORI study sample was perfectly respectable for a qualitative investigation of its kind, it can't be used as evidence to suggest a national trend.
Jo-Anne Baird and Debra Dhillon Research and statistics group Assessment and Qualifications Alliance Stag Hill House Guildford, Surrey