Splinter wrote:bomberh wrote:Er not exactly. You don't communicate openly and consistently the standard required because you don't publish the syllabus. Therefore TJF cannot be sure grading officers are all working to exactly the same criteria
TJF examiners and teachers all have access to syllabus. and the examiners dont sit in isolation they actually talk discuss and agree tings they set the standards and they are (subject to individual interpretation) pretty consistent.
As for Cyc and bomberh's comments , I wasnt actually moaning about over confident students. I say they cant grade then they cant grade end of story. Its more the frustration of working hard and helping students only to have them not turn up to a grading I enter them for because THEY decide that they are not ready / dont know the syllabus.
I could have ignored tem and helped others in the club instead of wasting my time getting these people ready.
NB they were ready and did know what they needed, and I feel having thier underground copy of the website syllabus contributed to thier decision.
I would suggest that lack of the syllabus is more likely to make someone not grade, as they have no way to check their own knowledge against what they will be asked for.
People are scared of the unknown, and a published syllabus reduces that fear a little.