NZQA says Muka Tangata has effective National External Moderation systems

We are pleased to announce that NZQA believes Muka Tangata has developed effective National External Moderation (NEM) systems, providing confidence that assessment practices are fair, valid, and consistent across our sectors.

Muka Tangata, and the other Workforce Development Councils, are monitored by NZQA on how well we carry out legislated National External Moderation (NEM) functions. Good moderation can change provider assessment behaviours and improve outcomes for ākonga (learners).

Quality Assurance and Enhancement General Manager, Lester Hoare, says “I am delighted with the results of the report. It reflects the hard work by the team and also the willingness of providers to engage with us to support meeting learner and employer skill needs.”

The NEM report asserts that Muka Tangata:

  • uses a risk-based approach to identify and prioritise post-assessment moderation of learner samples of unit standards and education organisations,
  • has a matrix of guidelines and follow-up actions to resolve assessment and moderation issues of varying severity,
  • views moderation as an opportunity to proactively improve assessment practices,
  • supports mātauranga Māori-based learning,
  • requires all education organisations to submit assessment materials for pre-assessment moderation, and
  • identifies and prioritises pre-assessment moderation of assessment materials that have not been moderated by former Standard-Setting Bodies.

Read the full report: Muka Tangata NEM Monitoring Report