Moderation visits

Posted on May 23, 2016 at 5:53 pm

The education department has been in the news a lot recently as over the past twelve to twenty four months there have been a number of rather large changes that has had a large impact on teachers and students.

The bench mark for where pupils are expected to be at for their learning has risen meaning that teachers are now getting told that they are marking work too high in comparison as to the expected levels the children should be at. A school can be chosen at random to be moderated. The moderators will come in and check the levels the teachers have selected for their pupils, if the levels are too high the teachers will be made to re-evaluate their decision, but if the grades are too low then the school can be seen to be under performing. Neither is an ideal situation and it may take a while for the true balance of this to be corrected.



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