Moderation Plan

The moderation plan lists NZQA-managed standards for which your education organisation submits student evidence for moderation, and the final date by which the material must be submitted. Materials can be submitted early, before the due date.

Submission of materials for moderation

Education organisations can submit materials online through the moderation plan. This is done by selecting the individual standards in the plan.

The moderation process is started through the application, including for those standards where materials will be submitted in courier bags. This means it is not necessary to complete a Moderation Cover Sheet as this information is entered online.

Digital submissions can be made directly through the application at any time. For physical submissions, courier bags will still be provided in time for your submission date. If any physical moderation is to be submitted early then bags will need to be requested from NZQA. In which case, all bags for all subjects will be provided early.

Irrespective of submitting online or by courier, you must include:

  • a copy of the task and any key supporting resources
  • a copy of the assessment schedule
  • up to 8 samples of student work consisting of the key materials that the assessor has used to make an assessment judgement.

For moderation to occur:

  • all files must be viewable online (see 'File types and sizes' below)
  • screen shots can be provided as evidence of student achievement
  • URLs, e.g. for student created websites, will need to be submitted as links within a document.

Training and support materials for using the external moderation application can be found here.

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