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

Bloxham, Sue, Hughes, Clair and Adie, Lenore (2015) What’s the point of moderation? a discussion of the purposes achieved through contemporary moderation practices. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/02602938.2015.1039932


Author Bloxham, Sue
Hughes, Clair
Adie, Lenore
Title What’s the point of moderation? a discussion of the purposes achieved through contemporary moderation practices
Journal name Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-297X
0260-2938
Publication date 2015-05-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02602938.2015.1039932
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Place of publication Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
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.
Keyword Assessment
Moderation
Standards
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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