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When teachers are teaching members of their own family what precautions should be taken to ensure
that bias, (positive or negative), does not creep into any marks awarded?

Martin Nicholson, Daventry, UK
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In article <[email protected] o.uk>, Martin Nicholson
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[q1]>When teachers are teaching members of their own family what precautions should be taken to ensure[/q1]
[q1]>that bias, (positive or negative), does not creep into any marks awarded?[/q1]

Aw heck, all you need to do is take an external exam. No bias there, except for what is politically
expedient at the time, of course.

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In article <[email protected] b-mb.aol.com>, SLieber24 <[email protected]> writes
[q1]>In article <[email protected] o.uk>, Martin Nicholson[/q1]
[q1]><[email protected]> writes:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q2]>>When teachers are teaching members of their own family what precautions should be taken to ensure[/q2]
[q2]>>that bias, (positive or negative), does not creep into any marks awarded?[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Aw heck, all you need to do is take an external exam. No bias there, except for what is politically[/q1]
[q1]>expedient at the time, of course.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>----------------------------------------------------[/q1]
[q1]>Sandi[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Remove NoSpam to reply.[/q1]

I was thinking more in terms of internally marked material where only a small sample is sent away
for external viewing.

Martin Nicholson, Daventry, UK

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On Sun, 30 Jun 2002 17:50:34 +0100, Martin Nicholson <[email protected]> wrote:

[q1]>I was thinking more in terms of internally marked material where only a small sample is sent away[/q1]
[q1]>for external viewing.[/q1]

Yes but it is the exam board who choose which. If you are worried you can always ask a colleague for
an opinion on a piece of work. All the work at our school is internally moderated before the sample
is sent off anyway.

I have actually taught three out of my four children at one time and it did not cause a problem. I
wouldn't have liked to teach my mum though

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In article <[email protected] o.uk>, Martin Nicholson
<[email protected]> writes:

[q2]>>Aw heck, all you need to do is take an external exam. No bias there, except[/q2]
[q1]>for[/q1]
[q2]>>what is politically expedient at the time, of course.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
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[q2]>>Sandi[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>Remove NoSpam to reply.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>I was thinking more in terms of internally marked material where only a small sample is sent away[/q1]
[q1]>for external viewing.[/q1]

Get someone outside to do it and have them sign off on it.

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Martin Nicholso
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In article <[email protected] b-ci.aol.com>, SLieber24 <[email protected]> writes
[q1]>In article <[email protected] o.uk>, Martin Nicholson[/q1]
[q1]><[email protected]> writes:[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q3]>>>Aw heck, all you need to do is take an external exam. No bias there, except[/q3]
[q2]>>for[/q2]
[q3]>>>what is politically expedient at the time, of course.[/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>>----------------------------------------------------[/q3]
[q3]>>>Sandi[/q3]
[q3]>>>[/q3]
[q3]>>>Remove NoSpam to reply.[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>I was thinking more in terms of internally marked material where only a small sample is sent away[/q2]
[q2]>>for external viewing.[/q2]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Get someone outside to do it and have them sign off on it.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>----------------------------------------------------[/q1]
Exactly - I was thinking of something like that.

Instead the member of staff was allowed to mark his brother's work, was allowed to refuse to have it
moderated internally and the establishment concerned "did not see this as a cause for concern"

xxxxx's results were as follows:-

Summary of units not taught by a family member

Maximum number of grades available 29 Number obtained at pass, merit or distinction level 1

Summary of units taught by students brother

Maximum number of grades available 4 Number obtained at pass, merit or distinction level 4

Martin Nicholson, Daventry, UK

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Hey I believe that she was buried on that island!

"Martin Nicholson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> In article <[email protected] b-ci.aol.com>, SLieber24[/q1]
[q1]> <[email protected]> writes[/q1]
[q2]> >In article <[email protected] o.uk>, Martin Nicholson <[email protected]>[/q2]
[q2]> >writes:[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >>>Aw heck, all you need to do is take an external exam. No bias there,[/q2]
except
[q2]> >>for[/q2]
[q2]> >>>what is politically expedient at the time, of course.[/q2]
[q2]> >>>[/q2]
[q2]> >>>----------------------------------------------------[/q2]
[q2]> >>>Sandi[/q2]
[q2]> >>>[/q2]
[q2]> >>>Remove NoSpam to reply.[/q2]
[q2]> >>[/q2]
[q2]> >>I was thinking more in terms of internally marked material where only a small sample is sent[/q2]
[q2]> >>away for external viewing.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >Get someone outside to do it and have them sign off on it.[/q2]
[q2]> >[/q2]
[q2]> >----------------------------------------------------[/q2]
[q1]> Exactly - I was thinking of something like that.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Instead the member of staff was allowed to mark his brother's work, was allowed to refuse to have[/q1]
[q1]> it moderated internally and the establishment concerned "did not see this as a cause for concern"[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> xxxxx's results were as follows:-[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Summary of units not taught by a family member[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Maximum number of grades available 29 Number obtained at pass, merit or distinction level 1[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Summary of units taught by students brother[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Maximum number of grades available 4 Number obtained at pass, merit or distinction level 4[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Martin Nicholson, Daventry, UK[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre - Observatory Code[/q1]
456
[q1]> http://www.gcse-ict.info/astronomy/front.htm[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Does anybody really believe that Princess Diana was buried on that island?[/q1]
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In article <[email protected] o.uk>, Martin Nicholson
<[email protected]> writes:

[q3]>>>I was thinking more in terms of internally marked material where only a small sample is sent away[/q3]
[q3]>>>for external viewing.[/q3]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>Get someone outside to do it and have them sign off on it.[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>>----------------------------------------------------[/q2]
[q1]>Exactly - I was thinking of something like that.[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Instead the member of staff was allowed to mark his brother's work, was allowed to refuse to have[/q1]
[q1]>it moderated internally and the establishment concerned "did not see this as a cause for concern"[/q1]

Blow the whistle on them.

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[q1]> When teachers are teaching members of their own family what precautions should be taken to ensure[/q1]
[q1]> that bias, (positive or negative), does not creep into any marks awarded?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

In GCSE's which involve coursework this fact must be clearly identified on the mark sheet and this
students marks have to be moderated by the exam board.

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Martin Nicholson wrote:
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[q1]> When teachers are teaching members of their own family what precautions should be taken to ensure[/q1]
[q1]> that bias, (positive or negative), does not creep into any marks awarded?[/q1]

I taught two of my own children. The system I work under demands that any summative marks were
awarded by a colleague, leaving me the task of just teaching and awarding formative marks. In cases
(there have been a few) where there are no suitable colleagues in the same school, teachers from
other schools are asked to do any formal assessments.

Of course this requires that teachers be trusted not to be biased for or against children of
colleagues. Seems to work OK, though.

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