Moderation at Moorooka
Moderation occurs when teachers engage in focused professional dialogue to discuss and analyse how closely the evidence in student work matches the achievement standards.
Moderation assists teachers to make judgments about individual assessments and collections of evidence or folios of student work.
For the purposes of reporting, moderation procedures ensure that teacher judgments of standards achieved by students are consistent and comparable.
Consistency of teacher judgments is important both within schools and between schools.
Making consistent judgments about students’ achievements within and between schools occurs when teachers develop shared understandings of the curriculum content and achievement standards.
Moderation provides students and their parents/carers with confidence that the awarded grades are an accurate judgment of achievement and that the report is meaningful, professional and consistent.