JCQ’s Independent Commission into malpractice in the UK assessment system

1st February 2019

The aim of the Commission is to consider the nature, extent and drivers of malpractice in the examinations system and to make recommendations to all stakeholders in the examinations system on improvements that can be made to reduce and deter malpractice.

The Commission, although supported by the Joint Council for Qualifications, is independent. It comprises leaders in the field of education, training and assessment.  It is looking across general and vocational qualifications and aims to identify key drivers for malpractice. It will also explore what more awarding bodies, school and college leaders and other stakeholders can do to keep abreast of emerging practices, including technology and social media, identify improvements to processes and systems, and consider whether existing sanctions are appropriate and effective.

This is a public call for written evidence to be submitted to the Commission.

The deadline for submissions is noon, Monday 18th March 2019.

Submissions can be made online using the SurveyMonkey form provided, or via email.  Submissions via email should be directed to shirleyk@jcq.org.uk no later than the closing date.

The Commission is happy to receive submissions on any issues related to malpractice, but would particularly welcome submissions that respond to the ten questions below.  You need not address every question and please feel free to comment on other areas that you think should be of interest to the Commission.