Best Practice Workshops - Assessment & Moderation

NZQA offers a wide variety of ‘On Request’ Best Practice Workshops to raise assessor confidence in their assessment practice of internally assessed standards. Workshops may be requested by a subject association or organisation as a national offering, or by regional cluster groups.

Subject-specific and targeted workshops are available, as well as generic assessment information and advice.

These options are designed to create a sustained change of practice through engaging in practical activities and discussions with fellow participants. They provide a further opportunity to establish and maintain learning communities.

The different options available are:

  • Workshop or Presentation Slot (subject-specific or generic)
  • Cluster Meeting (subject-specific or generic)
  • Making Assessor Judgements (subject-specific)

Additionally, NZQA offers a nine-week online programme, the Transforming Assessment Praxis (TAP) programme, which is aimed at raising assessor confidence in both re-contextualising assessment resources and collecting evidence in different ways to better meet the needs of their learners. This programme is available all year, with assessors having the flexibility to select which of the four slots offered suits them best.

More detailed information may be found on the Best Practice Workshop poster (PDF, 7.7MB), which you may find useful to display in your staff room.It is best printed on A3. If you encounter difficulty printing it, please follow these Instructions for Printing (PDF, 135KB).

Additionally, please visit the pages below to learn about how to access or register for the available options.

Workshop or Presentation Slot Cluster Meeting MAJW 300x300 TAP

A workshop or presentation at an organised event, to provide targeted assessment support. Read more »

Designed to cater to those regions who would like multiple subject offerings on a specific day, or through a series of meetings. Read more »

Workshops (online or face-to-face) aimed at increasing assessor confidence when making assessment judgements for internally assessed standards. Read more »

A nine-week online programme aimed at modifying existing resources to better meet the needs of learners and exploring diverse and valid ways of collecting evidence. Read more »

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