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Moderation for Instrumental Music


Instrumental Music Moderation


Student outcomes for Instrumental Music Assessment and Reporting are moderated. 


Instrumental Music Teachers implement the Department of Education and Training’s Instrumental Music Curriculum Guide. This syllabus defines expectations for students in eleven areas in each of five levels. Teachers plan programs and explicit goals around expectations for each student at each level.


Assessment for instrumental music addresses these goals for student’s level. Students are assessed according to the goals at their particular IM Level. This assessment is then moderated each semester.


Teachers participate in moderation to develop consistency of teacher judgement, to develop high and consistent expectations of students at each level, and to share expertise on instrument families.


The purpose of moderation for Instrumental Music is to develop consistency of teacher judgement, and to develop shared understandings of expectations for each instrument at each level. Teachers participate in panels to review other teachers’ work and to share expertise, and also receive feedback about their own assessment samples.


The Moderation EdStudio gives Instrumental Music Teachers access to exemplar videos of students performing on specific instruments at the conclusion of Level One and Level Three of the Instrumental Music Curriculum at both an 'A' standard and a 'C' standard.  A link to the Ed Studio can be found under the links section on the right of this page. All Instrumental Music Teachers in Metropolitan Region are granted access by the Regional Coordinator. 

Moderation 2018

Dates for moderation for 2018 are;
Semester 1: 14-18 May & 11-15 June
DUE DATE for samples and registration is Friday 20th April
Semester 2: TBA
Please note: we are no longer printng labels or sending out documents on a USB.  Teachers should now have a Music Resource Centre USB. You are welcome to pop in to MRC and get one if you missed out or you can use any USB you like.
You will need to clear the USB of all previous documents and use the updated documents on the right of this page for your submission.

Semester ONE Requirements - NEW SYLLABUS

Teachers from trial schools are to submit four samples of the highest and lowest performing students OR as close to the level as possible. The requirements for Semester One are:
Sample 1: The highest Curriculum Level PRIMARY student - "A" sample
Sample 2: The highest Curriculum Level PRIMARY student - "C/D" sample
Sample 3: The highest Curriculum Level SECONDARY student -  "A" sample
Sample 4: The highest Curriculum Level SECONDARY student - "C/D" sample

Registration for Moderation and Sample Requirements:


Registration for Semester One 2018 closes on Friday 20th April.  Samples are also due at the Music Resource Centre by this date. Please allow time for postage so your samples are not late.


Completed Sample packages should include:


1.  Supplied USB with the four samples;

2.  A completed Submission Form Cover Page (Use this as your checklist); 

3.  A Task Sheet for each of the samples (Own or the template provided);

4.  A Marked Criteria Sheet (Using the included criteria sheet) for all samples;

5.  Copies of the music for all pieces (Not required for scales).


Moderation and privacy 


All documents are to be labelled with your teacher ID number for ease of identification.  You can use labels from previous years or simply WRITE the number on the documentation.  As all samples are moderated anonymously, please do not place your name, the school name or any other identifying elements anywhere in your submission - including the envelope.