Moderation as Judgement Practice: Reconciling System Level Accountability and Local Level Practice.

Klenowski, Valentina, Adie, Lenore E., Gunn, Stephanie, Looney, Anne, Elwood, Jannette, Wyatt-Smith, Claire, & Colbert, P. (2007) Moderation as Judgement Practice: Reconciling System Level Accountability and Local Level Practice. In Jeffery, Peter (Ed.) AARE 2007 International Education Research Conference : Research Impacts: Proving or Improving?, 25-29 November 2007, Fremantle, W. A..

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Abstract

This paper reports on a large-scale three-year research project funded by the Australian Research Council that is studying three-related areas: standards, teacher judgement and moderation, and reporting. How teacher-led quality assured assessment judgements can be used to generate assessment data for system-wide accountability and learning is explored. The paper will report on work-in-progress on developing moderation models that involve teachers in the use of standards to arrive at judgements of quality of student work. The models have the dual purposes of achieving consistency of teacher judgement as well as supporting professional development about the improvement of educational quality in classroom practice. To date there have been no required moderation processes in the primary and middle years of schooling in Queensland. As a consequence standards have tended to remain unstated and where available locally defined and implemented. At the heart of the project reported in the paper are teacher judgement and the influences on decision-making in moderation processes, including consitutent elements in judgement and the influence of compensatory factors.

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ID Code: 17724
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1324-9339
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Australian Association for Research in Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2009 07:36
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 08:18

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