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Revision of NZQA National Qualifications Services CMR


NZQA National Qualifications Services has completed the revision of the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) above.


Date new version published                                                             March 2014


The next CMR review is planned to take place during 2016.


Summary of revision


This revision was undertaken to update the Moderation Requirements section to more comprehensively describe the moderation system and requirements for reporting, funding, non-compliance, and appeals.  Terminology and hyperlinks were also updated throughout the document.


Compliance with new requirements


Moderation system requirements will apply with effect from March 2014.


Organisations with consent to assess will be expected to be able to demonstrate compliance with the CMR from September 2014 onwards.


Main changes


Requirements for Consent to Assess (RCA)


Terminology and hyperlinks were updated.


Moderation Requirements (MR)


The Moderation system section was amended to clarify:

·         Responsibilities of NZQA business units, moderators, schools and Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs)

·         Moderation plans for schools and TEOs and submission dates

·         How moderation occurs and the materials required for moderation.


The Reporting section was amended to provide more information about moderation reports, annual summary of moderation outcomes letters to schools, and the annual National External Moderation Results report for TEOs.


The Funding section was amended to indicate that NZQA may charge for any additional activities required to address issues identified through moderation. Activities such as pre-assessment moderation, additional moderation, visits to TEOs to discuss assessment or moderation issues will be charged at $150/hr (GST excl).


The Non-compliance with moderation requirements section was amended to clarify actions that may be taken by NZQA.


The Appeals section was amended to provide contact details and more information about the process for schools and TEOs wishing to appeal a moderation decision.