Writing Moderation materials

Just a quick post to share the moderation support materials that were shared by the STA today. For some reason, they have only been shared via the password-protected NCA Tools website. However, there is no indication that they should be maintained under any conditions of secrecy, and no indication that they are not covered by the usual Crown Copyright rules… so here they are:





The presentations include clarifications about some of the criteria included in the assessment frameworks.

The moderation training packs include the examples that are meant to help illustrate what counts as an exception when you want to overlook one of the criteria.

See if you find it at all helpful…

6 thoughts on “Writing Moderation materials

  1. apliteracy 23 January 2018 at 10:41 pm Reply

    Thank you – much appreciated !

  2. vandana 24 January 2018 at 2:59 am Reply

    Thanks Mr Tidd!
    Very helpful as this gives us a clearer picture about the expectations .
    truly admire your passion to take us through all this and ALWAYS willing to share what might help US!!

  3. Shelpa 26 January 2018 at 6:40 pm Reply

    Thank you so very very much…will really help:)

  4. AbbaJoJo 1 February 2018 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Thanks very much. I would appreciate even greater clarification on what constitutes ” independent” writing. The slides repeatedly refer to ” after discussion with the teacher”. We are having a local debate in Dorset about what ” independent ” really looks like and we are very worried different moderators may take a different slant on this. Any thoughts gratefully received. We use learning labels. Does anyone else? Do these remove independence? If ” discussion with the teacher ” is allowed, does that also mean prompts displayed in and around the room while the children are writing are allowed. This is such a can of worms.

    • Michael Tidd 1 February 2018 at 8:33 pm Reply

      I’m afraid I have no answers for you. You hit the nail on the head when you finished with “This is such a can of worms.”

  5. […] we were reaching February without any exemplification at all, so for the STA to have released its “particular weakness” scenarios as early as mid-January is […]

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