Understanding your results – IMI Centre Assessment Grading process for learners


Centre Assessment Grading Process

Calculated results / centre assessment grades have been used to support learners registered on eligible qualifications who were expected to take assessments between 20 March 2020 and 31 July 2020.  Centres were asked to provide a realistic professional judgement and provide evidence about the result / grade that each learner was most likely to have achieved had they been able to complete their assessments.  The centre were required to provide a full signed declaration stating that the information and evidence submitted was a true reflection of the learners performance.

Examples of required evidence included:

  • Banked ePortfolio evidence showing assessment attempts and/or assessor feedback
  • IMI Written assessments or formative assessments that show the level/score achieved by the learner
  • Completed knowledge elements of combined assessments as evidence towards other predicted knowledge assessment grades
  • Online assessment 1st attempt scores accompanied by evidence of further learning post assessment
  • Tracking sheets showing learner’s percentage of qualification completion and attendance.
  • Evidence of practice attempts and outcomes for practical or combined assessments
  • Written testimony by the learners’ tutor / assessor
  • Completed internal quality assurance (IQA) reports which includes judgements made of the supporting evidence.  

All submissions were subject to full quality assurance processes by IMI prior to final sign-off and results release.

Eligible Qualifications

IMI Entry Level, Level 1 qualifications and Technical Award qualifications have all been eligible to apply for Centre Assessment Grades.

Appeals process

If you are unhappy with your grade you must firstly speak with your centre who will consider if there are grounds for an appeal. Centres can appeal a calculated result to IMI, but it must be supported by clear evidence to support the appeal.  Candidates cannot apply to us directly, centres must get full consent from the candidate before submitting an appeal.

Remember that if you appeal your grade, it can go up, down or stay the same.

Grounds for appeals

Appeals for calculated results can be made on the basis that:

  • IMI did not apply procedures consistently, or procedures were not followed properly and fairly or
  • IMI used the wrong data in calculating results or
  • the result generated was incorrectly issued by IMI

How to submit an appeal

Appeals can be submitted using the IMI’s online appeal form here which includes access to our full appeals policy.

Please provide as much information as possible, including all evidence and supporting documentation, so that we can investigate your appeal promptly.  Appeals will be chargeable at the prevailing charge as per the Fees and Charges found here.

If you are successful in your appeal, you will be refunded the full amount.

Further support: Student guide to post-16 qualification results: summer 2020

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