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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 2017

 
Dates for moderation for 2017 are;
 
Semester 1: 19 - 23 June & 10 - 14 July 2017 - All instrumental staff COMPLETED
Semester 2: 27 November - 1 December 2017 - only new syllabus trial school staff.
 
DUE DATE for samples and registration is NOVEMBER 10th.

Moderation Process – Semester Two 2017

 
Please see the quick links to the right of the page for registration and all documents relating to Moderation in Semester Two 2017. 
 
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 TWO Requirements - NEW SYLLABUS TRIAL SCHOOLS ONLY

 
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 Two are:
 
Sample 1: Level 4 (or as close to) -  The highest Level of Achievement;
Sample 2: Level 4  (or as close to)  - The lowest Level of Achievement;
Sample 3: Level 7 (or as close to)  -  The highest Level of Achievement;
Sample 4: Level 7 (or as close to)  -  The lowest Level of Achievement.

Registration for Moderation and Sample Requirements:

 

Registration for Semester Two 2017 closes on Friday, November 10 2017.  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 two Level 4 Samples and two Level 7 Samples;

2.  A completed Submission Form (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 your 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.