External Moderation Application

NZQA is aware that education organisations are being innovative in digitally-enabled teaching, learning and assessment practices. In response to this, NZQA has developed an online application for managing national external moderation. This will improve the end-to-end process of the moderation cycle and the way education organisations and NZQA interact. However, the purpose of moderation remains unchanged.

Within this new application education organisations can:

  • manage moderation plans
  • submit materials for moderation online or continue to submit physical material in courier bags
  • submit materials at any time throughout the year
  • access moderation reports and their annual summary
  • query or appeal a moderation report, and
  • track progress of moderation submissions via a dashboard.

This new application is available through Provider Logins by selecting the External Moderation link.

The key parts within the external moderation application are:

  • Assessment Plan – create an assessment plan
  • Moderation – moderation plan and submit moderation
  • Moderation History - the moderation history link in the application is to access moderation history from 2017.
  • Annual Summaries - annual moderation summary letters

Training and support material

To support you, the Guide to the NZQA External Moderation Application for Schools and TEOs (PDF, 3.9MB) provides support material and useful tips on how to access and use the External Moderation Application.

This is a consolidation of information and replaces the previously published QRGs (Quick Reference Guides) and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).


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