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International Journal of Art & Design Education

The Assessment of GCSE Art: Criterion-Referencing and Cognitive Abilities

Volume 23.2   2004

RAYMENT, TREVOR and BRITTON, BRIAN

 

In this paper Cognitive Abilities Test scores are compared directly with moderated GCSE scores awarded to the same group of pupils. For ease of interpretation the comparisons are presented in a graphical form. Whilst some provisional and tentative conclusions are drawn about the reliability of GCSE art, questions are raised about the general validity of criterion-referenced assessment in this area.