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ERIC Number: ED511380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun-2
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Policy and Research Seminar on Methods for Ensuring Reliability of Teacher Assessments. Proceedings of National Foundation for Educational Research and Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors (The Royal Institute of British Architects, London, UK, June 2, 2009)
Parkes, Catherine, Ed.; Maughan, Sarah, Ed.
National Foundation for Educational Research
The assessment system in England is going through a period of unprecedented change, with changes currently underway or being discussed at every stage of education. There does not, however, appear to be a consistency across these changes. This seminar was set up by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Chartered Institute for Educational Assessors (CIEA) to stimulate debate about the best means of building confidence in teacher assessment. In particular the seminar sought to question: (1) the most appropriate models of quality assurance of teacher judgments for use in schools in England; (2) whether one model could work for all stages of education and for all on-going developments, or whether a range of methods will be required; (3) what structures, systems and support need to be put in place before teacher assessment is a trusted part of the education context in England. Contributions were made by Sarah Maughan (NFER), Graham Herbert (CIEA) and Richard Daugherty (Cardiff University). The seminar was steered by David Wright (CIEA) and Chris Whetton (NFER). This report summarises the presentations and discussions. The seminar operated under the Chatham House rule, but the three presenters have given permission for their views to be attributed. Appendices include: (1) List of participants; (2) Presentation by Sarah Maughan; (3) Presentation by Graham Herbert; and (4) Presentation by Richard Daugherty. (This document was also produced by Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Foundation for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)