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Table 5 Examiner attitudes to examiner feedback (N = 14)

From: “On the same page”? The effect of GP examiner feedback on differences in rating severity in clinical assessments: a pre/post intervention study

Survey question
Rated from Strongly disagree(1) to Strongly agree(5)
Average score (range)
The comparative examiner marking feedback was useful to me in informing me about my leniency or stringency as an examiner 4.3 (3–5)
The comparative examiner marking feedback was easy to understand 3.6 (1–5)
I am interested in receiving comparative examiner marking feedback in future 4.4 (3–5)
Comparative marking feedback is effective in improving the reliability of our examinations 4.0 (3–5)
Survey comments on the usefulness and uses of the marking feedback
Key themes and illustrative responses
Fairness
“to ensure that we are on the same page and that students are being examined as fairly as possible” P3
“Helps to identify whether I am “in the ball park” or too extreme, as these are judgements and need to be calibrated” P8
Reassurance
“I thought I was being to (sic) lenient, but my mind has been put at ease” P14
“Also supports decisions to fail students which are hard, if I can see that other examiners are prepared to do this too” P8
Understanding
“(to) see what other examiners find important in the students’ performance and to get an understanding of what level the students are expected to be at” P14
“Comparing marks with other examiners helps align your marks with your peers, but also helps understand other examiners’ approach to exams and situations and examining” P4