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Chapter 5: Moderation and the Use of Standards
Moderation and the Use of Standards
In this chapter we will define moderation and the use of standards and present the main purposes and processes involved. We explain the different modes and models of moderation and their use at the different levels of education, from early years through to higher education.
We will provide illustrative examples of systems and school-level moderation, to demonstrate how the processes of consistency, comparability, use of standards, evidence and exemplars come together in practice. In conclusion, we will discuss the potential of online moderation practice and the use of standards.
What are the purposes of moderation, and how does its practice attend to the purposes of accountability and improvement? In this chapter we address these major ...