Moderation Non-compliance

Skills Active recognises non-compliance as one of the following:

 

  1. Non submission of assessment materials and learner samples when requested
  2. Assessment materials not meeting the national standard
  3. Assessor decisions not verified by the moderator for either 0 out of 3 or 1 out of 3 of the learner samples.
1. Non-compliance with moderation request

 

Step 1
Moderation request letter sent with a submission date, giving TEOs and schools one month to send in assessment materials for moderation. 
Step 2
Within 10 days after the submission date if assessment materials not received or no contact made with Skills Active a formal email is sent outlining action required and giving seven days to respond.
Step 3
If no response after a week, then a non-compliance report is sent. If a TEO or school does not comply with a moderation request a second time the appropriate NZQA contact will be informed of the non-compliance. 

 

2. Non-compliance of assessment material

 

Step 1
Assessment materials moderated and the moderation report will either have one of the three results:
  •  Assessment materials meet the standard
  •  Assessment materials require modification before they are used
  •  Assesment materials do not meet the standard and need to be resubmitted
Step 2

If assessment materials require modification before they are used: The TEO or school is expected to make the necessary changes to the the asessment resources before they are used again.


If assesment materials do not meet the standard and need to be resubmitted:  The TEO or school has one month to make changes and resubmit the assessment material for pre-moderation. The TEO or school must not use the assessment material until it meets the national standard.

Step 3

If there are  issues with more than one assessment resource: An Action Plan will be implemented. The Action Plan is insitgated by Skills Active and completed in collaboration with the TEO or school to develop a plan. The plan includes actions the TEO or school needs to do in order to ensure their asssessment materials meet the national standards and timelines.


A site visit may be required to provide assistance to remedy the non-compliance or complete additional on-site practical moderation.

Step 4
If there are ongoing issues, NZQA will be contacted. 

 

3. Non-compliance of assessor decisions 

 

Step 1
The moderation report will indicate the moderator's decision regarding the assessor decisions. The moderator will either verify the assessor decisions as:
  •  3 out of 3 learner samples
  •  2 out of 3 learner samples
  •  1 out of 3 learner samples
  •  0 out of 3 learner samples
  •  unable to make a decision. (This may mean not all learner evidence was supplied or incorrect learner evidence provided.)
Step 2
If the TEO or school has verified assessor decisions for learner samples as a 0 out of 3, a 1 out of 3 or unable to make a decision: The TEO or school will be asked to resubmit further learner samples when the TEO or school assesses the unit standard again, or will be moderated more frequently.
Step 3

If there are ongoing issues with the verification of asessor decisions: An Action Plan will be implemented. The Action Plan is insitgated by Skills Active and completed in collaboration with the TEO or school to develop a plan with timelines. The plan includes actions the TEO or school needs to do in order to ensure their asssessment materials meet the national standards.


A site visit may be required to provide assistance to remedy the non-compliance or complete additional on-site practical moderation.

Step 4
If there are ongoing issues, NZQA will be contacted.