Definition and Explanation of Terms
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Purpose of Consensus Moderation
The fundamental purpose of consensus moderation in assessment is to ensure appropriate and consistent quality of assessment and its outcomes. Read more at: Purpose of Consensus Moderation.
Supporting Consensus Moderation
A big step towards gaining agreement and achieving consensus in moderation of assessment is by using the principles for good assessment and best practice to guide you. Read more at: Supporting Consensus Moderation.
Peer Review Process
Consensus moderation of assessment is most commonly conducted via a peer review process, where the aim is to reach a shared understanding, or consensus about what constitutes quality. Read more at: Peer Review Process.
As a sole convenor or sole marker, you are not exempt from the processes of consensus moderation. Read more at: Self Review.
Consensus Moderation Model
At Griffith, we apply consensus moderation across all levels of assessment practice to ensure assessments are fair, valid, reliable, consistent and comparable. Read more at: Consensus Moderation Model.
Consensus Moderation Case Studies
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Top Practice Tips for Consensus Moderation
- Plan and factor in moderation time in your assessment activities
- Use primary evidence (samples of students' work, assignments, performances)
- Keep a repository of work for each course
- Document your moderation activities
- The peer review process is a collegial one
- As a sole convenor or marker, you must still engage in consensus moderation