The development of teacher assessment identity through participation in online moderation

Adie, Lenore E. (2012) The development of teacher assessment identity through participation in online moderation. Assessment in Education : Principles, Policy and Practice.

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Teachers’ professional conversations regarding the qualities evidenced in student work provide opportunities to develop a shared understanding of achievement standards. This research investigates social moderation conducted in a synchronous online mode as a specific form of professional conversation. The discussion considers the different factors that influenced these conversations which included the technologic medium of the meeting. The focus of the discussion is how participation in online moderation can support teachers to develop an assessment identity as one who works within a standards-based assessment system. Qualitative data were gathered from middle school teachers from different year levels, in different curriculum areas, in diverse geographic locations, and in a range of sociocultural contexts within Queensland, Australia. Analysis of the data through a sociocultural lens of becoming suggests that participation in online moderation, while challenging for teachers, can also provide opportunities to construct and to negotiate an identity as an assessor of student work.

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ID Code: 53539
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: iFirst article
Keywords: moderation, professional judgement, standards-based assessment, teacher identity, sociocultural theories of learning
DOI: 10.1080/0969594X.2011.650150
ISSN: 1465-329X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Routledge
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Assessment in Education : Principles, Policy and Practice © 2012 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Assessment in Education : Principles, Policy and Practice is available online at:
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2012 22:22
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 05:19

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