One of the requirements of school registration with TASC is that each school must have documented and effective plans in place for the internal moderation of assessments of the TASC courses they deliver.
Internal moderation of assessments helps to ensure comparability of standards between classes and schools and ensure fairness in assessment for all students.
Principals should ensure all teachers of TASC courses have been provided with opportunities to participate in moderation meetings to build shared common understandings of the criteria standards in the courses they teach.
The Department of Education’s Years 9-12 Learning team, on behalf of government and non-government schools, coordinates Moderation days for many courses in March and August each year.
The TASC Quality Assurance meetings for specified Level 2 courses also provide opportunities for teachers to discuss and assess student work.
In order to support teachers to develop their understanding of the criteria and standards, schools may also need to organise their own internal moderation activities for some courses. These meetings may be for teachers at their school or with teachers of the same course from other schools.
Note: Where a school has small enrolment numbers in a TASC course or there is a sole teacher of a course, it is recommended that the school form a partnership with another school or schools to undertake collaborative internal moderation of assessment.
View additional information on Standards for Within-Provider Within Course Comparability of Internal Assessment.
A information document outlining TASC’s expectations regarding ‘packaging’, ‘bundling’ and ‘concurrent delivery’ of accredited courses is available.