Chapter 8 Systems for Moderation by Teachers to Enhance the Quality of Assessment

Edited version of James, M. (1994) ‘Experience of quality assurance at key stage one’. In W. Harlen, (ed.) Enhancing Quality in Assessment (London: Paul Chapman): 116–138.


This chapter explores experience of moderation and audit in the context of National Curriculum Assessment (NCA) in England and Wales during the period from the publication of the report of the Task Group on Assessment and Testing (DES/WO, 1988a) to the publication of the final report of the government-commissioned review of National Curriculum and assessment carried out by Sir Ron Dearing in 1993 (Dearing, 1994). For reasons partly to do with the phased introduction of the National ...

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