Collaborative moderation is the DECD preferred way that consistency of teacher judgement can be improved at a year, learning area, school or local partnership level. Teachers collaboratively look at a portfolio of student work to adjust or validate the judgements they make about the quality and achievement of the student’s learning. Collaborative moderation is more successful when it is preceded by the engagement activities.
The session will be led by the Project Officers Sue Jones and Amy Whyte (aligned to Port Augusta/Whyalla/Quorn/Mid north Partnership). Sharing insights from Wendy Johnson Principal Glenunga International School and Tania Duff-Tytler Senior Leader, who successfully ran this process in 2016 with 7 secondary sites and 650 participants.
When teachers get together in professional discussions about student progress and learning, they enrich their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum as they learn from each other about designing learning, about what student progress and achievement looks like and about assessing learning. Their development of shared understandings about the curriculum, including the achievement standards, leads to greater consistency in their professional judgements about progress and achievement and about the quality of that achievement. As teachers develop deeper understandings of the curriculum, the intent of the achievement standards and what quality learning looks like, they more consistently and confidently assign valid, fair and robust A – E grades against the achievement standards.
We are passionate about supporting your vital work for your staff and students to drive learning improvement. The ultimate vision is to connect with both Independent and DECD schools to form a portfolio partnership across sites and regions we believe this is the first step in beginning the journey as this would be pioneering a platform for other regional partnerships to follow.
Afternoon tea and refreshments will be provided at the session.
16 Grundel St
Whyalla Norrie, sa 5608
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