What’s the point of moderation? A discussion of the purposes achieved through contemporary moderation practices
Bloxham, Sue, Hughes, Clair, & Adie, Lenore (2016) What’s the point of moderation? A discussion of the purposes achieved through contemporary moderation practices. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 41(4), pp. 638-653.
An increasingly regulated higher education sector is renewing its attention to those activities referred to as ‘moderation’ in its efforts to ensure that judgements of student achievement are based on appropriate standards. Moderation practices conducted throughout the assessment process can result in purposes identified as equity, justification, accountability and community building. This paper draws on the limited studies of moderation and wider relevant research on judgement, standards and professional learning to test commonly used moderation practices against these identified purposes. The paper concludes with recommendations for maximising the potential of moderation practices to establish and maintain achievement standards.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Published online 11 May 2015. The embargo on the accepted manuscript version will expire on 11 November 2016|
|Keywords:||assessment, moderation, standards, HERN, HERN|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
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 2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Deposited On:||14 May 2015 04:48|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2016 23:25|
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