Comparative Judgement Trial in Nigeria

Making a case for Comparative Judgement (CJ) as an alternative to traditional grading in literacy based subjects in Nigeria – Okeyinfu Ajayi

In one of her reviews, Daisy Christodoulou said, “Comparative judgement has enormous potential to transform the way assessment works. Some of the most pressing problems in education today are around workload, marking accuracy, and the way that assessment distorts the curriculum. Comparative judgement has the potential to help solve all of these problems.”

As Tes outlined in a recent feature, comparative judgement involves teachers taking two pupils’ scripts and simply deciding which one they think is better. This information is then fed into computer software.

There is much more to do than this however, as they have said  ‘The process is significantly quicker than current marking and moderation of written work’.


In the past, Ms Christodoulou has referred to comparative judgement as “an assessment innovation that really works”.


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