Quiz Yourself On Uniform Mark Scheme

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Quiz Yourself On Uniform Mark Scheme - Quiz

A Uniform Mark Scale, also called UMS, is a method for institutionalizing the checking of papers crosswise over various examination sheets, enabling somebody to compare two imprints set apart by two diverse examination sheets. Take this quiz to find out more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A way of standardising the marking of papers across different examination boards is called...

    • A.

      Collation

    • B.

      Uniform marking scheme

    • C.

      Result parsing

    • D.

      Regulation

    Correct Answer
    B. Uniform marking scheme
    Explanation
    A way of standardising the marking of papers across different examination boards is called a uniform marking scheme. This ensures that all papers are marked consistently and fairly, regardless of the examining board. It helps to maintain the integrity and reliability of the assessment process, as it prevents variations in marking standards and ensures that students are assessed on the same criteria. This allows for a fair comparison of students' performance and helps to maintain the credibility of the examination system.

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  • 2. 

    Papers marked by different examination bodies are graded using...

    • A.

      Mean scores

    • B.

      Grade points

    • C.

      Scores

    • D.

      Resulting scores

    Correct Answer
    B. Grade points
    Explanation
    Different examination bodies use grade points to grade papers. Grade points are a numerical representation of the performance of a student in an exam. They are assigned based on the marks obtained by the student and are used to determine the overall grade or level of achievement. Grade points provide a standardized way of evaluating and comparing the performance of students across different exams and examination bodies.

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  • 3. 

    A D-grade at an A level exam requires how many UMS points?

    • A.

      50%

    • B.

      90%

    • C.

      45%

    • D.

      35%

    Correct Answer
    B. 90%
    Explanation
    A D-grade at an A level exam requires 90% UMS points. This means that in order to achieve a D-grade, a student must earn 90% of the total UMS points available for that exam. The UMS (Uniform Mark Scale) is a way of converting raw marks into a scaled score, which allows for fair comparison across different exam papers and years. Therefore, to obtain a D-grade, a student needs to perform at a relatively high level, earning 90% of the maximum marks available.

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  • 4. 

    A system for awarding points for proficiency in an examination is referred to as...

    • A.

      Points mark

    • B.

      Pass mark

    • C.

      Marking scheme

    • D.

      Result

    Correct Answer
    C. Marking scheme
    Explanation
    A system for awarding points for proficiency in an examination is referred to as a marking scheme. This term is commonly used in educational settings to describe the guidelines and criteria used to evaluate and assign points or grades to students' performance in exams or assessments. The marking scheme outlines how points are allocated for correct answers, partial credit, and any deductions for errors or incorrect responses. It provides a structured framework for assessing and grading students' work based on predetermined standards and criteria.

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  • 5. 

    A point on a common scale to show whether the candidate's performance is close to the top, middle or bottom of the grade is the...  

    • A.

      Percentage Score

    • B.

      Total Uniform Mark

    • C.

      Percentage Uniform Mark

    • D.

      Agreed Uniform Mark Aggregate mark

    Correct Answer
    C. Percentage Uniform Mark
    Explanation
    The percentage uniform mark is a point on a common scale that indicates the candidate's performance relative to the top, middle, or bottom of the grade. It is a measure of the candidate's performance expressed as a percentage of the maximum possible mark. This allows for a standardized comparison of performance across different assessments and provides a clear indication of where the candidate stands in relation to others.

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  • 6. 

    A B-grade at an A level exam requires how many available UMS points?

    • A.

      70%

    • B.

      90%

    • C.

      52%

    • D.

      66%

    Correct Answer
    A. 70%
    Explanation
    A B-grade at an A level exam requires 70% of the available UMS points.

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  • 7. 

    A score of 62 raw marks or higher will get...

    • A.

      100 UMS

    • B.

      50 UMS

    • C.

      72 UMS

    • D.

      88 UMS

    Correct Answer
    A. 100 UMS
    Explanation
    A score of 62 raw marks or higher will receive 100 UMS. This means that if a student scores 62 or more marks on the exam, their marks will be converted to the maximum possible UMS score of 100.

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  • 8. 

    What is used to ensure that the standard required to gain a particular grade is the same from year to year?

    • A.

      Percentage

    • B.

      Percentile

    • C.

      Uniform mark

    • D.

      Aggregate

    Correct Answer
    C. Uniform mark
    Explanation
    Uniform mark is used to ensure that the standard required to gain a particular grade is the same from year to year. This means that regardless of any variations in the difficulty level or content of the exam, the uniform mark ensures that the grade boundaries remain consistent. It allows for fair and equitable grading across different years, ensuring that students are assessed based on their performance relative to a consistent standard.

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  • 9. 

    The number of marks a learner achieved on an exam is referred to as...

    • A.

      Raw score

    • B.

      Total

    • C.

      Aggregate

    • D.

      Points

    Correct Answer
    A. Raw score
    Explanation
    The term "raw score" refers to the number of marks a learner achieved on an exam without any adjustments or conversions. It represents the actual number of correct answers or points earned by the learner, without taking into account any weighting or scaling. The raw score is a straightforward measure of performance and can be used as a basis for further analysis or grading.

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  • 10. 

    A student's level of performance in individual assessment tasks is referred to as...

    • A.

      Points

    • B.

      Scoring

    • C.

      Result

    • D.

      Test

    Correct Answer
    B. Scoring
    Explanation
    The term "scoring" is used to describe the process of evaluating a student's performance in individual assessment tasks. It involves assigning points or marks to the student's work based on predetermined criteria or rubrics. The score obtained by a student reflects their level of achievement or proficiency in the given task. Therefore, "scoring" accurately represents the concept of measuring a student's performance in individual assessment tasks.

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