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Moderation resources

On this page you can find key resources to support moderation within and across schools.

Recording moderation results for consistency

Here is a table that schools can use to record OTJ moderation results and an explanation of the need for recording and improving consistency of agreement in OTJ moderation.

Word icon. OTJ agreement and recording table (Word 55 KB)

Key resources you could use during moderation

Subject-specific resources to use during moderation




Example diagram of a primary school's assessment system and processes

Schools can check their processes against this diagram of the assessment process – from gathering data, through goal setting, making OTJs and moderation, to reporting and new goal setting. 

Word icon. School assessment processes (Word 168 KB)

Example of an assessment year planner for primary schools

Schools can use this month by month planner to track their assessment processes and plan improvements.

Word icon. School assessment and reporting cycle (Word 73 KB)

Moderating e-asTTle writing – a step by step instructional presentation

View a presentation on moderating e-asTTle writing.

Moderation research

This paper, by Rosemary Hipkins and Edith Hodgen, discusses an analysis of teacher survey responses about school moderation practice in relation to its use in professional learning, and considers the implications of the findings in the light of a literature review on moderation and teacher learning that has recently been undertaken. The paper was presented at the Symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes, Wellington, September 1–3, 2011.

Download the paper from NZCER's website: National Standards, Moderation, and Teacher Learning (2011)

Download the literature review on moderation and teacher learning from NZCER's website: Moderation and Teacher Learning: What can research tell us about their inter-relationships?