National Assessment Agency

25th November 2005 at 00:00
Only 800 exam papers were lost without trace this summer, compared with 4,800 the previous year, said David Gee, chief executive of the National Assessment Agency.

Mr Gee said that the introduction of bar coding had cut the number of lost scripts to 800 out of a total of 22 million. He said the agency had also saved schools pound;4 million by taking over responsibility for exam delivery costs.

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