Moderator – Conduct Moderation Of Outcome Based Assessment

Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115759 Conduct moderation of outcomes-based assessments
PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD
This unit standard is for people who conduct internal or external moderation of outcomes-based assessments. The assessments could be in terms of outcomes defined in a number of documents, including but not limited to unit standards, exit level outcomes, assessment standards, curriculum statements and qualifications. This unit standard will contribute towards the achievement of a variety of qualifications particularly within the field of Education Training and Development Practices and Human Resource Development.

Those who have achieved this unit standard will be able to moderate assessments in terms of the relevant outcome statements and quality assurance requirements. The candidate-moderator will be able to use the prescribed Quality Assurance procedures in a fair, valid, reliable and practicable manner that is free of all bias and discrimination, paying particular attention to the three groups targeted for redress: race, gender and disability.

In particular, people credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system,
  • Plan and prepare for moderation,
  • Conduct moderation,
  • Advise and support assessors,
  • Report, record and administer moderation, and
  • Review moderation systems and processes.

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
The credit calculation is based on the assumption that learners have previous assessment experience when starting to learn towards this unit standard, and in particular, recognition for the unit standard: NLRD 115753: “Conduct outcomes-based assessments”. It is recommended that candidates should achieve NLRD 115755: “Design and develop outcomes-based assessments” before attempting this unit standard:

It is further assumed that the person has evaluative expertise within the field in which they are moderating assessments.

 

Specific Outcomes

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1
Demonstrate understanding of moderation within the context of an outcomes-based assessment system.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2
Plan and prepare for moderation.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3
Conduct moderation.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4
Advise and support assessors.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5
Report, record and administer moderation.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6
Review moderation systems and processes.

 

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