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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:36 pm 
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anotherdad wrote:
...and now I have to edit mine because you've deleted yours! :lol:
Love the fact I was right on the ball , then completely clueless with the quote :) :lol: :roll: Dolly x


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:28 pm 
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We've been informed that there was a timing issue with the audio file for DS's test - he's at a partner school. Waiting to hear what BCC says.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:39 pm 
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Mostlymum wrote:
We've been informed that there was a timing issue with the audio file for DS's test - he's at a partner school. Waiting to hear what BCC says.

Maybe they'll adopt the "Warwickshire defence" similar to that seen in the rubbergate affair:

"All venues were explicitly instructed that there would not be an unspecified timing to the test."

Are the tests administered by audio CD or mp3-type audio file? If the former, I suppose a CD could skip. If the latter I think it would be difficult for it to go wrong, unless there was an IT glitch that paused or skipped the track? One hopes that the invigilator's record refers to it. As to what they do about it, who knows?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:45 pm 
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I think it's still a CD ... and there used to be a transcript provided.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:50 pm 
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The flaw with a CD is that if it sticks whilst on a silent part of the track, how would an invigilator know unless they manually time the test as well as a back-up. The poor kids could still be sat there now, awaiting the next instruction :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:48 pm 
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From what ds described, the timings on the audio were wrong - he seemed to think that on one section the directions said they had so many minutes to complete it but were actually allowed less time by the audio.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:10 pm 
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Mostlymum wrote:
From what ds described, the timings on the audio were wrong - he seemed to think that on one section the directions said they had so many minutes to complete it but were actually allowed less time by the audio.

That's strange because the CDs will have all been burned from the same master file. It suggests there was a scratch on the CD or the laser jumped on the player. Do you know if an invigilator was timing it and recorded the error?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:52 pm 
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anotherdad wrote:
Do you know if an invigilator was timing it and recorded the error?

Maybe the invigilator was running round handing out rubbers. Oh wait, wrong scandal...


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