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The IEB ASSET Moderator Course is designed in accordance with the generic Unit Standard 115759: Conduct Moderation of Outcomes-based Assessments (10 credits Click to E-mail NQF level 6). The course builds on Unit Standard 115753: Conduct Outcomes-Based Assessment and this learning is assumed to be in place.

Course Outcomes


These are contextualised for the role that the practitioner plays in the workplace.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of a Standards-based Assessment system
  • Plan and prepare for moderation
  • Conduct moderation
  • Advise and support Assessors
  • Report, record and administer moderation
  • Review moderation systems and processes

Course Structure

The course consists of:
  • 24 hours contact time in which participants will study the policies, principles and practice of good moderation practices in a hands-on, minds-on way.

  • The development of a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the competencies participants have acquired as a result of the course and the application of these competencies in their specific workplace.

Course Content

The course is divided into 4 units and the title and outcomes for each unit in the course are given below.

Participants will be able to:

Unit 1: Moderation in context

  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of a Standards-based Assessment system
  • Explain the links between qualifications, moderation and standards within a school
  • Explain the need for a common standardisation process at various levels within the province
  • Explain the key principles of Assessment and how moderation will ensure that these priniciples are upheld
  • Explain a variety of situations where moderation will verify that Assessment/ assessment activities are fair and appropriate
  • Explain the differences between standardisation in a learning institution and in other sectors of the NQF

Unit 2: Plan and conduct moderation

  • Plan and prepare for moderation
  • Conduct moderation
  • Align the moderation process to the national policy requirements
  • Prepare a moderation plan, which addresses the scope of moderation and includes learners with special needs and PRL processes
  • Plan the scope of moderation activities to ensure manageable moderation
  • Communicate the Assessment plan to all relevant parties
  • Conduct moderation according to the plan, using techniques which uphold Assessment principles
  • Conduct moderation pre-, during and after Assessment
  • Confirm reliability of Assessments

Unit 3: Advise and support Assessors in the Assessment process

  • Give advice and support which promotes best practice in Assessment
  • Train Assessors in the requirements for Assessment and moderation
  • Support Assessors to achieve a common understanding of Learning Outcomes and good Assessment principles
  • Use moderation to promote Assessment by giving constructive feedback and advice
  • Maintain confidentiality in communications with Assessors

Unit 4: Recording, reporting and reviewing the moderation process

  • Report, record and administer moderation
  • Review moderation system and processes
  • Report moderation findings to designated role-players in the moderation system
  • Maintain moderation records according to the organisational requirements
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in the moderation system
  • Preserve the confidentiality of Assessment and moderation information
  • Review moderation reports in order to recommend suitable support for Assessors and improvements to the Assessment system
 
     
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