Educational equity and teacher discretion effects in high stake exams

Teacher discretion and scores on high-stakes exams determine often retention and graduation decisions.

23-08-2019 | 16:58

An evaluation of all exam 2007-2012 grades in the Netherlands, performed by Ilja Cornelisz, Martijn Meeter and Chris van Klaveren from ACLA, suggests that 11% of all graduating students retake their exam due to teacher discretion. As a result, potential alterations to the grading procedure are now being considered by the Minister of Education. In a follow-up study, ACLA will analyse whether these students benefit from teacher discretion in the long run and whether there might be differences between student subgroups, tracks and subjects. Read more about the project here (Link to LEARN! website).

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