Teachers to face tighter rules for setting exams to avoid cheating
Measures are being introduced to tighten regulation of classroom teachers who help set public examinations in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the cheating scandal that hit two prestigious private schools last summer.
The exams watchdog Ofqual had considered banning teachers from instructing topics on which they have written exam questions but ruled this out, saying that keeping active teachers involved in preparing exams would ensure quality.
In future, teachers will not be told whether or when any of the exams they have developed will be used, and exam boards will be expected to keep... read more
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