School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

Marks Verification of Summative Assessment

ALLOWED VARIATIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS

  • Level 0 coursework which does not contribute to the final award, can be ‘single-marked’ or verified by random sampling. 
  • Level 1 coursework which does not contribute to the final award, can be ‘single-marked’ if it is marked by the course convenor.  However, if the work is marked by someone else, the course convenor is required to monitor the marks obtained by random sampling. 
  • Work which contributes >⅓ and </= ½ final mark for the course which contributes to the final award must be verified by two markers and this can be done by sampling. 
  • Work which contributes >½ final mark for the course which contributes to the final award must be verified by two markers. If model answers and/or a well-defined mark scheme can be provided, this may be done by sampling, otherwise it must be blind double-marked. 
  • A course that is assessed by 100% coursework which contributes to the final award, must include elements which are verified by two markers.  There are TWO ways in which this can be done, either 1) making sure that at least 50% of the total assessment load of the course (including the highest weighted components) are verified by two markers, or 2) making sure that a  maximum of three components are verified by two markers. 

(If model answers and/or a well-defined mark scheme cannot be provided, then the work must be ‘blind double-marked’). 

  • Verification by sampling:  In sampling the full range of marked work, the second marker (verifier) should make sure that this includes all first class and all failed work.

 

School of Engineering and Informatics (for staff and students)

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