Some twenty teachers were engaged in the second part of my survey; assessing texts from the archives of the test construction group. Out of the 60 texts; 50 were sent in by the students own teachers as Pass results and 10 as Fail results. When independent assessors grade them there is a great difference in the number of texts that fail: as many as 35 texts get an average Fail with three independent assessors. Reasons for this difference are discussed; it is easier to fail a student one does not know. In the texts written by his or her own students a teacher tends to look for the positive elements.
How the grades vary is also discussed. The most important result in this aspect is the general agreement on what texts are not good enough to pass the test. Variation in assessment is found for those texts that get an average Pass.
The third part of my survey will deal with the texts; analysing them with quantitative and qualitative methods.