Assessment in Music: Consensus moderation of claims for learning outcomes in music courses.
The project was engaged in the process of mapping assessment practices to the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Threshold Learning Outcome statements (TLOs) in tertiary music programs. The project team has employed the process of consensus moderation as a means of redeveloping existing assessment processes in order to reach agreement on assessment standards at the host institution, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU). Consensus moderation has been adopted at Griffith University to enhance the validity and reliability of assessment practices. In this project, the process has involved two procedures: the project team engaged in consensus moderation to arrive at consensus about the overlap and equivalencies between learning outcomes at the program level and institutional graduate attribute statements; and course convenors collaborated with like-minded colleagues to reach consensus on the claims for Graduate Attributes at the course level.
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