Ofqual is to conduct a review of the rules under which serving teachers take part in writing and reviewing question papers. Ofqual will also look at the safeguards in place to prevent the disclosure of confidential information.
In its announcement, Ofqual added that the involvement of serving teachers in the process of exam setting has many benefits and exam malpractice by teachers is rare. However, it will investigate whether the safeguards in place are sufficiently robust and whether changes are needed.
An update will be provided in Ofqual’s ‘Summer Report’ to be published later this year.
The Joint Council for Qualifications has produced an overview to explain the exam setting process.