Controversy over baccalaureate marks, authoritatively raised

They were hundreds of teachers who would testify in two days. Their scores on the baccalaureate specialty tests were revised upwards without asking their opinion. ” My grades systematically increased. I have an original average of 11.3 in my copy pack. The average was raised to 12.5. The worst mark was 5, now 7/20. It’s scandalous! “, confirms Marianne a history teacher. ” All my grades have a point. What is the point of correction then? surprised another teacher. Dissatisfaction is especially growing because this little interference with notes is now available through the ministry’s online copy-correction platform: Santorin. The association of history teachers, the Clionautes, was the first to express their anger. “ According to numerous cross-checks and verified sources, this platform makes it possible to raise all test averages in the academies of Versailles, Paris, Créteil, and others. “, says the association.

Decision “awkward and arbitrary”

Teachers who provide correction there is great surprise, when they want, for their personal information to record their ratings, to find that their ratings have been changed “. We have always expressed our concern about the organization of this baccalaureate,” but at any time we cannot imagine that the right to score by a sovereign jury could be questioned, once again in a completely opaque and arbitrary manner. “. The association criticizes a casual” about their evaluation functions “. True, teachers are aware that during paper copies, it often happens that oral instructions are given during harmonization meetings, focusing more or less, which is requested. correctors closer to the academic average. But ” it is the responsibility of the teachers, while in the case that concerns us, it is a simple arbitrary decision, taken without any transparency “.

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For the Ministry of National Education, this “ grade feedback not, however, automatically: The same thing happens as every year, which is to say that a team of corrective coordinators checks all the marks given by discipline by discipline, for specialties, to make sure there is no discrepancy. »Contradictions related to the fact that one marker may be more severe than others or differences related to the difficulty of the subjects, which may vary from day to day. ” That there may be differences in appreciation between teachers, with topics that are more difficult than others, is normal, and to correct these differences we have a harmonization of a minority of copies that allows for -as in the end a candidate is treated the same. as another “, we explain the general direction of school activities.

Greater visibility of correction

That’s new ” this is so that while we damage the correction, we give the teachers visibility of the rest of the correction. To date, a corrector has filled in the notes in a spreadsheet and forwarded them. And then, could it be that he was on the harmony commission and he knew what the notes were up to, or he wasn’t and he didn’t know. The choice made is to give the perfect perspective. It’s not software compatible, but teachers. “It’s a collegial, human work, that crosses the view of inspectors and correctors. But we’re not 200 in a room but 10, 15 or 20 “, we explain the general direction of school education. Before recalling that the harmonization commissions that end tomorrow night for special tests will be followed by new association commissions for ongoing notes and at the end of June-beginning of July, the deliberation jurors who will award the baccalaureate will have to look at all the bulletins for a final harmonization, for those who are about to get a mention for example.

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These ” harmony ”Provokes controversy every year. True, without it, some teachers will not hesitate to give the lowest marks, not worrying about what their peers do, as shown by studies in “docimology” (the science of evaluating pedagogy) in the past. . In 2007, researcher Bruno Suchaud thus submitted three copies to students taking the economics and social sciences correction test to nearly thirty teachers. There are, for each dissertation, very strong differences from one proofreader to another, up to eleven points – even if the difference is closer to two or three points on average… If there is no control, the risk to correct greatly. ” Right or wrong, these harmonizations are suspected of artificially increasing the pass rate and thus weakening the value of the baccalaureate. “, noted in 2008 senator Jacques Legendre in a report. The markscheme are” always formed in purely positive terms “, He wrote.

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