What’s the point of moderation? A discussion of the purposes achieved through contemporary moderation practices

Bloxham, Susan, Hughes, Clair and 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.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2015.1039932

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge): SSH Titles
ISSN: 1469-297X
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences
Pre 2016 Departments: Research Institute for Professional Learning in Education
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 15:49
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 19:02
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1995

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