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Aug 16, 2010

DRS to present a quality control framework for electronic marking at 36th IAEA conference

Global data capture specialist DRS has been invited to present at the 36th International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) annual conference to be held in Bangkok from Sunday 22nd to Friday 27th August 2010.

Graham Hudson, Global Business Leader for Electronic Marking at DRS, will be presenting a quality control framework for electronic marking which will address the all-important issue of identifying poor marking in large-scale examinations and assessments.

An analytical approach to investigating the outcomes of double marking – and percentage double marking – has led to the development of a quality control framework which enables poor marking to be identified based upon item type, mark tariff and proportion of double-marking undertaken. Graham will explain to IAEA delegates how the analysis of previous examination data has enabled this framework to be developed and the use to which it can be put in identifying markers who may require additional guidance and training to adhere to agreed marking standards.

The IAEA annual conference is recognised as a major event in assessment, bringing together leading assessment and education experts and providers of examinations from around the world. It provides a forum for participants to share professional expertise and strengthen mutual understanding and relationships.

As a specialist in examination and assessment services, DRS is one of the key sponsors of the conference and will be exhibiting its electronic examination marking solution, e-Marker®.


Additional information

DRS e-Marker® offers a variety of modular and scalable electronic marking methods for awarding, assessment and professional bodies. Designed to add value, reduce time to announce results and improve accuracy and reliability of examination marking, e Marker® harnesses the power of real-time, award winning image capture readers, specialist bureau services and sophisticated software delivered across the internet, to securely capture item-level responses and marks from examiners.

Established in 1969, DRS has the skills and expertise to manage data capture projects of any size or complexity around the world. Complete solutions are implemented using the Company’s extensive expertise in document design, printing, forms scanning, optical and imaging technologies, software, logistics, project management and consultancy. 

 For more information please contact:
Katie McBreen or Richard McCann
Friday’s Media Group, 18 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QL
Telephone: 0845 500 1140