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News story: Moderation of teacher assessments

first_img Securing consistent judgements in non-examined assessments is challenging. Our research shows that a range of different approaches are taken internationally to address this question. The approach to moderation taken in the UK, both in secondary qualifications and in statutory primary assessment, is similar to approaches taken in many other countries. Our key stage 2 research discusses some of the particular challenges in using moderation to secure consistency and sets out what the Standards and Testing Agency is doing to address these. We will continue to monitor this area. Ofqual has today (29 March 2018) published two pieces of research related to the moderation of teacher assessments.The first is an international literature review of secondary assessments in 23 English-speaking jurisdictions, including in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore and South Africa. The review finds that a range of different approaches are taken to moderation, providing a variety of levels of assurance in relation to the complex question of how to secure the consistency of teacher judgements.The second is an observational study of local authority moderation of key stage 2 writing assessments in 2017. It identifies factors that may have affected the consistency of moderation in 2017 and sets out the steps being taken by the Standards and Testing Agency to address these factors.Dr Michelle Meadows, Deputy Chief Regulator, said:last_img read more

Body of tourist Carla Stefaniak identified suspect detained

first_imgThe Director General of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ), Walter Espinoza, said Tuesday that “all data that we have compiled” indicates the body they found is that of Carla Stefaniak, a tourist who had been visiting Costa Rica from the United States.Stefaniak’s father confirmed the identity of the body late Tuesday night.“Carla’s father confirmed that the body belongs to Carla,” the family wrote on Facebook. “It’s now official.”OIJ found the body Monday afternoon near the Airbnb property where Stefaniak had been staying when she went missing Nov. 27 in San Antonio of Escazú, San José.An autopsy revealed Stefaniak had died of stab wounds to the neck and extremities, in addition to a strong blow to the head.One of the security guards working at the property has been detained as a suspect, Espinoza said. The suspect, who has a surname Espinoza Martinez, is a 32-year-old Nicaraguan immigrant who has been in Costa Rica since June. He had an “irregular” immigration record, according to the OIJ Director, who cited immigration reports they had received.OIJ said the investigation remains ongoing, and the family pledged to “continue asking questions” about the circumstances regarding Stefaniak’s death.“This is a complex case, and it’s a difficult case,” Espinoza said. “The resolution of this case is very important for the country, for the victim’s family, and for society as a whole.”According to Stefaniak’s friends, she had messaged Tuesday evening that it was raining heavily and that the power had gone out. “It’s pretty sketchy here,” Stefaniak reportedly sent, before all communication ceased. The property in which Carla Stefaniak, a tourist from the United States, was renting an apartment through Airbnb. Duncan Anderson / The Tico TimesStefaniak missed her flight out of the country the next day, prompting alarm from friends and family who flew to Costa Rica to assist with the search. In addition to the OIJ, the U.S. Embassy and FBI were also alerted.“Words cannot express the devastation within her family and friends,” Stefaniak’s family wrote. “We want the world to know that we will never forget Carla. We will never forget the joy she brought into our lives, how much she made us laugh.“We will always be with her and we know she will always be with us. May god bless her soul.”  Related posts:Costa Rica pushes greater regional cooperation on Cuban, African migration Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’ The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Jan. 14, 2019 The property in which Carla Stefaniak, a tourist from the United States, was renting an apartment through Airbnb. Duncan Anderson / The Tico TimesLess than a month ago, police in San Antonio of Escazú found the dismembered body of 28-year-old local Stephannye Paola Castro Mora. The OIJ has not named a suspect in the Costa Rican’s death.Stefaniak’s disappearance also comes weeks after Costa Rica’s Tourism Board launched a campaign for tourist safety.This story was updated on Dec. 5 at 7:30 a.m. with the family’s confirmation of the body’s identity. Thanks for reading The Tico Times. We strive to keep you up to date about everything that’s been happening in Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we need your help. The Tico Times is partly funded by you and every little bit helps. If all our readers chipped in a buck a month we’d be set for years. Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more