Children in the UK go through rigorous teacher assessments and standardized exams throughout compulsory (elementary and secondary) education, culminating with the GCSE exams (General Certificate of Secondary Education) at the age of 16 and A‐level exams (Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education) at the age of 18. These exams are a major tipping point directing young individuals towards different lifelong trajectories. However, little is known about the associations between teacher assessments and exam performance or how well these two measurement approaches predict educational outcomes at the end of compulsory education and beyond.
Bibliographical noteThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Rimfeld, K., Malanchini, M., Hannigan, L.J., Dale, P.S., Allen, R., Hart, S.A. and Plomin, R. (2019), Teacher assessments during compulsory education are as reliable, stable and heritable as standardized test scores. J Child Psychol Psychiatr, 60: 1278-1288., which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13070. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Rimfeld, K., Malanchini, M., Hannigan, L. J., Dale, P. S., Allen, B., Hart, S. A., & Plomin, R. (2019). Teacher assessments during compulsory education are as reliable, stable and heritable as standardized test scores. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(12), 1278-1288. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.13070