Moderation provides a state-wide opportunity for teachers to share expertise and build confidence that achievement standards are consistently understood. This supports consistency across the state regardless of the sector, class, subject or school.
- improve teacher understanding and consistency in their approaches to making judgements against the standards for the course
- enhance student learning outcomes as this understanding is applied to student feedback
- enable teachers to engage in structured conversation to articulate evidence of student learning in work samples at a point in time
- give teachers the opportunity to compare how they derived their own ratings with colleagues from different schools with a range of learners.
Schools are supported to moderate with other schools through the organisation of dedicated Moderation days.
Senior Secondary Moderation
Senior Secondary Provision organise cross-sectoral moderation days to support moderation of senior secondary courses.
Moderation Day – Thursday 28 March 2024
- All teachers need to register by 5:00 pm on 21 March 2024.
- Teachers will be provided access to Canvas course(s) from 14 March 2024. Please refer to the information provided in the registration email.
- Samples will be available for marking from 14 March 2024.
Moderation Day – Friday 6 September 2024
- All teachers need to register by 5:00 pm on 30 August 2024.
- Teachers will be provided access to Canvas course(s) from 26 August 2024. Please refer to the information provided in the registration email..
- Samples will be available for marking from Monday 26 August 2024.
Resources to support online meetings
Years 9 and 10 Moderation
Moderation in DECYP schools is supported by the Teaching and Learning team. For more information about moderation for Years 9 and 10 students in government schools visit the Teaching and Learning Centre.
Packages of Learning teachers have the opportunity to moderate student work annually.