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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MARKING SCHEME MUET 800/4 Q1 & Q2

As requested here is the marking scheme for the writing paper.

Q1

Task Fulfilment
(critical thinking skills, answered the requirements of the question, clear introduction and overview linked stimulus, synthesise info, many accurate key features, good conclusion etc)
B6 : 18 -20
B5 : 17 - 15
B4 : 14 - 11
B3 : 10 - 7
B2 : 6 - 4
B1 : 3 - 0
Total: x/20

Language & Organisation
(Grammatical accuracy, vocabulary, relavant phrases, arrangement of report (intro, key features and conclusion), word count does not exceed 200 words (ignore 201 onwards) etc.)
B6 : 18 - 20
B5 : 17 -- 15
B4 : 14 - 11
B3 : 10 - 7
B2 : 6 - 4
B1 : 3 - 0
Total: y/20

So for question 1, x + y = a/40


Q2
Same as above, Task Fulfillment (x/30) + Language & Organisation (y/30) = b/60
B6 : 30 - 26
B5 : 25 - 21
B4 : 20 - 16
B3 : 15 - 11
B2 : 10 - 6
B1 : 5 - 0

TOTAL FOR WRITING PAPER Q1 (a) + Q2 (b) = z/100

CONVERT TO 30% weightage
90/300 = z x 0.9

example: 50 x 0.9 = 45 marks from maximum 90 for the writing component.


Does anyone have any issues about how to calculate the marks for muet?

It's a bit tricky but here are the breakdowns.

Listening : students' mark x 45 / 20 = i
Speaking : students' mark x 45 / 54 = ii
Reading : students' mark x 120 / 45 = iii
Writing : students' mark x 90 /100 = ix
TOTAL MUET MARKS : i + ii + iii + iv = Z/300

B6 : 260 - 300
B5 : 220 - 259
B4 : 180 - 219
B3 : 140 - 179
B2 : 100 - 139
B1 : 0 -99

Ok.. i know what you're dying to know now. haha.. how do we calculate the speaking marks right. This is even more complicated at the real exam level. Here goes.

Task A
a) Task fulfilment (relevant answers) maximum 18 marks
b) Language max 18 marks
c) Communicative ability (gestures, eye contact, convincing style, confidence, fluency etc) max 18

B6 : 16 - 18
B5 : 13 - 15
B4 : 10 - 12
B3 : 7 - 9
B2 : 4 - 6
B1 : 0 - 3

So task A, a + b + c = x/54

Task B is exactly the same breakdown of marks.. max 18 each category
a) Task fulfilment (understands topic, relevant response)
b) Language
c) Communicative ability (fuency, interact confidently, manage a discussion, displays initative etc.)

So task B, a + b + c = x/54

TO GET THE TOTAL U HAVE TO AVERAGE TASK A & TASK B = total x/54

In the actual exam, it gets extremely complicated cos after every group the two examiners must have a discussion about the performance of each candidate and standardised their marks. so there will be adjustment of marks on the spot according to performance and discussion of examiners, and they will double check if they agree with the marks by ranking the four candidates. when they are satisfied with the marks awarded, then the examiners will call in the next group. quite a tedious process if you ask me, but very necessary.

HOWEVER,
for school exams. I use an 18 point system for Task A & B, then I average the marks and convert to 54 by multiplying by 3. Youc can use this system if you like or simply ignore it if you find it is not accurate enough.

low - mid - high
18 - 17 -16 = B6
13 - 14 - 15 = B5
10 - 11 - 12 = B4
7 - 8 - 9 = B3
4 - 5 - 6 = B2
1 - 2 - 3 = B1

I find this to be the best method cos it's not as complicated and as an examiner you always have to consider if the candidate is low, mid or high band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.


CONGRATULATIONS if you have understood everything I have written thus far. Any questions? Please feel free to ask.

25 comments:

  1. hai miss/madam audrey!..
    can u give me some tips MUET end-year 2010,especially speaking n writing test..hope u can give me some tips n advise..
    *actually my english are so bad :(
    thank you!
    :)

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  2. sure.. stay tuned.. will update soon. :)

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  3. i have just finish my muet.. what if im the only one who talks? i feel bad~ bcoz the task B seem to be very cold. it must really affect my marks as the rest just sit quietly :(

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  4. hii audrey..me so execited waiting ur new update..hope hear ur reponse soon...love u..

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  6. hai audrey, i just go through your articles. thanks ya!! its help me for my preparation.
    btw, i'm muet candidate for this 13hb Nov2010 and not taken any muet class. it gives me a chill, u know??haha.

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  7. today is 11 nov...the day after tomorrow is muet writing test...any good spot,tips2x

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  8. maybe 1 malaysia or a patriotic theme. but don't quote me on that. just study your best n try to apply everything in the exam.

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  9. hurmm..i got 29/45...
    very bad :(
    and i really need band 4..
    do u think i got chance to get band 4 with this result?????????

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  10. can you give me your facebook?
    i think the marks for speaking task a is 36marks and for task b is 18marks.

    54+54/2=81
    81*45/54=64.5

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  11. 18+36=54

    54*45/54=45(full marks for speaking)

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  12. Hi Audrey, I was wondering if you have the form to evaluate students for Speaking Component? What are the criteria and how they are given marks? I would appreciate it if you could give me a clearer picture of how a candidate is given marks.

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  13. there is a criteria list.. i will try to blog abt it

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  14. Hello Audrey Wiles,
    Well my recent MUET test acquired 200 marks, but I would like to make it to Band 5 for the next one, so do you have any advise or piece of your mind to share with me?

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    1. read up on current issues and try to include critical thinking skills n mature ideas in your responses. good luck!

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  15. Hello Audrey!

    I took MUET in October 2011 and I obtained my results in January 2012. I got Band 5 overall. Also, I obtained 40 marks for the speaking component. Is my speaking component considered Band 5 or 6?

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    1. yes, considered very high band... congrats!

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  16. Hi!! :) I just received my result, it was rather frustrating because I only scored 32 for my writing & for the 2nd time band 5 slips out of my hand. What puzzles me is that for the 1st time around I scored 61 for writing, it is a big difference. I completed my essay & the only thing I could think of is my essay is out of topic. So I'm curious bout the scoring for an essay that is written out of topic.

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  17. i take this test for the 3rd time already and still got band 2...i need band 3 for my convo next year :-(

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  18. Thank you very much..usefull details..:)

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  19. What is the highest score for Speaking component then? Is it 18?

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  20. Hye Mdm. Thank you for all your notes and exercises. I managed to get Band 6 on my first try by using your notes. Thank you :D

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  21. I WANT TO ASK THE MUET MARKING SCHEME FOR BAND IS ALL ADD UP TOGETHER TO GET THE FINAL BAND OR IT WILL ONE BY ONE TO GIVE THE BAND ?

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  22. Hye miss, if i get 35 marks for both task A and B in speaking test, what is the mark for my speaking test ?

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