ERIC Number: ED354330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Designing a Moderation System. Developing a Qualifications Framework for New Zealand.
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
A "moderation system" is a system intended to help ensure uniform interpretation and application of standards within New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework, which consists of all nationally registered academic and vocational qualifications and the nationally registered unit standards from which they are derived. The process of designing such a system has three stages. In the first stage, designers are given information depending upon which option is chosen: a centrally established national system, a national system of local networks, or internal, local moderation systems. During stage 2, a management structure is established; functions of moderation activities are determined; components such as timing, extent, materials, and personnel are added depending on the characteristics of unit standards, participating providers, and workplaces. A moderation method is then selected from among such techniques as the following: exemplars and benchmark materials, expert assessors, external written examinations, statistical moderation, common assessment tasks and reference tests, item banks, distance moderators, external assessors, external moderators with site visits, external moderators with panel meetings, consensus panels, and consensus panel networks. In the third stage, the system is reviewed to ensure that proposed arrangements are efficient, resource effective, and accessible. (The appendices offer seven case scenarios of national moderation systems and a glossary.) (CML)
Descriptors: Accountability, Certification, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Labor Force Development, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Self Evaluation (Groups), Standards, State Licensing Boards, Student Evaluation
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, P.O. Box 160, Wellington, New Zealand.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand