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Marks & Exam Boards Taskforce update for the Marks Management User Group

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well.

On 27 April we posted the SPI Programme update in which we told you that the SPI Programme continues to operate during the coronavirus pandemic and that the Marks Management project had been paused. We committed to posting bite-sized project updates that you can access here on our SPI Blog so that you can keep connected with the projects you have been involved in and see how they are connected to urgent business continuity work.

This update is to explain the relationship between the SPI Marks Management project and the Marks & Exam Boards Taskforce workstream.

The SPI Marks Management project continues to be on hold. Lisa Whiston, Kat Greenwood and Kirsty Baxter of the SPI team have been temporarily reassigned to work on the Marks & Exam Boards Taskforce workstream, as part of the Business Continuity and Recovery Programme. This taskforce reports directly to the Education Executive and the Business Continuity & Recovery Programme.

This Taskforce workstream has different priorities and requirements, and will deliver different outputs from the Marks Management project, due to the shorter timescales and the need to meet urgent business continuity requirements, and has the following objectives:

  • to help facilitate the timely exchange of marks data between departments
  • generation of a graduation benchmark for finalists
  • to provide guidance on managing missing marks and/or adjustments to component marks
  • to support with the progression and graduation decision processes of Warwick students

The learnings from the SPI Marks Management project, in particular the inputs from members of the User Group, are helping to inform the approach of the Marks & Exam Boards Taskforce and we will all benefit from the continuity of having key SPI people and other Marks Management Project Board members involved in both projects.

Please visit the Marks and Exams Board page for further information about the Marks & Exam Boards Taskforce, and submit any outstanding questions to the Teaching Learning and Assessment Enquiry Desk.

Please address any questions you may have specifically about the SPI Marks Management project to Roland Ingram (SPI Programme Lead).

Tue 12 May 2020, 14:27 | Tags: Marks Management