Review of the safeguards used to prevent disclosure of confidential information about exams by teacher

ASCL believes that the involvement of practising teachers in the drafting, production and moderation of exam questions and papers results in significant benefits to the education system in England and the quality of assessment in particular.

These particular benefits cannot be achieved by relying solely on senior examiners who are not practising teachers. However we believe that Ofqual, along with awarding organisations should continually review the safeguards used and seek to enhance them on a regular basis where possible.

ASCL acknowledges that there are risks inherent in the process and strongly believes that all steps should be taken to minimise and manage these risks. However the significant benefits of involving teachers in the design and production of assessment materials must be balanced against the risks of any malpractice taking place.

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