Current Business Processes
The exam boards in ECA are driven by collating and aggregating grades from student assessments on "projects" that are submited and reviewed throughout the year. At the end of session, a student's grades are aggregated into grades for each of the 3 learning outcomes per course that the student is enrolled on.
There are 4 main stages to the process, "Aggregation", "Yellow Exam Board", "Blue Exam Board" and "Red Exam Board". At each stage the grades can be modified depending on the examiners or board member's judgement on the grades. Once the exam boards are completed, the grades are future aggregated into a single grade per course, this is fed back into Registry using the XML upload for exam results. For final year students an awards export is also produced allowing ECA to send Registry details on the awards to be conferred to the student following their final assessments.