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

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Title Moderation as Judgement Practice: Reconciling System Level Accountability and Local Level Practice
Author Klenowski, V.; Adie, L.; Gunn, Stephanie; Looney, A.; Elwood, J.; Wyatt-Smith, Claire Maree; Colbert, Peta Jane
Publication Title AARE 2007 International Educational Research Conference Papers
Editor Peter L. Jeffery
Year Published 2008
Place of publication
Publisher Australian Association for Research in Education
Abstract This paper is based on the very initial stage of a four year research project focused on teachers' judgements and interpretations of assessment data in the context of standardsdriven reform in Queensland. This major research project is investigating the local level practice of social moderation as a means of developing shared understandings of standards and consistency of judgement amongst teachers in face-to-face and ICT contexts for the purposes of demonstrating system level accountability. The authors draw on a social theory of learning (Wenger, 1998) and assessment research to illustrate the importance of acknowledging that teachers are the primary change agents who, through judgement practices, are best placed to identify important steps for students to improve in their learning. The initial stage of this research reported in this paper suggests that the practice at the local level of social moderation has the potential to fulfil an important role as a process for aiding teachers in ascribing value to student work through the use of standards that help them understand curriculum year level requirements and student achievement within year levels and in so doing attend to system level accountability.
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ISBN 1324-9339
Conference name AARE 2007 International Education Research Conference
Location Australia
Date From 2007-11-25
Date To 2007-11-29
Date Accessioned 2008-11-25
Language en_AU
Comments Online Title: "Standards, teacher judgement and moderation: Education Reform with a focus on Assessment"
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject PRE2009-Education Studies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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