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Making Assessor Judgements Workshops are subject-specific and have been delivered over the last ten years. These workshops are available on request to a region or nationally.

Aims of the Making Assessor Judgements Workshops

  • To increase assessor confidence when making assessment judgments for internally assessed standards
  • To discuss real samples of student work
  • To engage in professional discussion with colleagues and the facilitator about interpreting the standards

Who should attend?

  • Assessors who need to improve their moderation agreement rates
  • Assessors new to standards-based assessment and the NCEA
  • Beginning assessors

It is not intended that these workshops should be attended each year as an annual refresher, as content may not vary from year to year.

Assessors from all learning institutions are welcome to request this workshop.

There are different delivery options available:

  • Online workshop – delivered over 6 weeks with an estimated time commitment of 1.5 hours per week ($120.00).
  • Face to face regional workshop (on request) – delivered over one day ($120.00). 

Making Assessor Judgements Workshops for Tertiary Education Organisations

There are two workshops specifically for assessors in Tertiary Education Organisations.

The workshops for TEO Literacy discuss unit standards 26622, 26624 and 26625.

The workshops for TEO Numeracy discuss unit standards 26623, 26626 and 26627.

How to request a Making Assessor Judgements Workshop

If you would like to request an online or face-to-face Making Assessor Judgements Workshop on behalf of a Subject Association or regional cluster group, we welcome your application. 


  • To enable a range of professional dialogue to take place a minimum of 10 participants are required (both online or face-to-face hosted in your school or organisation)*
  • All 'On Request' events are subject to facilitator availability
  • Requests for individual school or organisation support is unable to be provided
  • Ten weeks' notice is required

* For a face-to-face workshop, should you wish NZQA to arrange venue and catering, the minimum number of participants required is 18.

Contact us

Does this interest you? If so, please first read the Information Sheet (PDF, 690KB), then download and fill in the attached Making Assessor Judgements Workshop request (DOCX, 219KB) form.

On completion, please email with the completed 'Making Assessor Judgements Workshop Request' form. NZQA will then contact you to discuss your request in more detail.

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