Key Concepts in Educational Assessment provides expert definitions and interpretations of common terms within the policy and practice of educational assessment. Concepts such as validity, assessment for learning, measurement, comparability and differentiation are discussed, and there is broad coverage of UK and international terminology. Drawing on the considerable expertise of the authors, the entries provide: - clear definitions; - accounts of the key issues; - authoritative and reliable information; - suggestions for further reading
Created to support students of education on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and established education professionals including those who are members of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (CIEA), this book is an accessible guide for anyone engaged in educational assessment.
Tina Isaacs is Director of the MA in Educational Assessment at the Institute ...
Chapter 29: Moderation
The Moderation Process
Along with the design of mark schemes and standardisation, moderation can be regarded as part of a sequence of events in a process that is designed to provide validity and reliability. Whereas standardisation is intended to ensure that individual assessors are applying similar standards, moderation is aimed at groups of assessors working together, at departments within institutions, or at institutions belonging to a group that together award a qualification. So, for example, a university or college that teaches the same subject on a number of different sites will require assessors on each site to be moderated so that grades ...