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Trial New Online Marking Scheme for Junior Cert

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 07/06/2016. Trial New Online Marking Scheme for Junior CertTags: Teachers Parenting

An alternative, computerised marking system will be implemented for a fraction of Junior Cert Exams this year.

The system will see thousands of exam scripts scanned and converted to digital images which examiners will be able to access and review on their home computers.

The system will also integrate specially designed online marking software thus reducing the risk of applying incorrect marks.

In regards to the papers themselves, there will be no change apart from a barcode at the bottom of each page in order to help the scanning process.

A team of 90 examiners have already received some training in the new marking software and further training will take place in June before examiners commence marking at home during July.

The project will be trialled only on the Junior Certificate French Higher Level papers this year and if it is successful then the system may be applied more papers next year.

Some 26,000 students are due to take the Junior Cert French Higher Level exam this year.

On-Line marking of examinations is widely used internationally, including by examination boards in the UK and Northern Ireland.

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