Small Group Moderation

The Authority’s small group moderation procedures provide schools with the opportunity to minimise potential anomalies which can occur during the statistical moderation of school marks of students in a small group. Section 3.6 of the WACE Manual 2017 provides a detailed explanation of the Authority’s small group moderation procedures. Please note that a school must become involved in a small group moderation partnership where it has a projected number of fewer than six ATAR course examination candidates in a particular course.

When the projected number of candidates is six or more, the school may choose to form a partnership to increase the cohort or to allow for possible reductions in enrolments which may result in fewer than six students sitting the ATAR course examination.

Schools need to register their small group moderation partnerships for 2017 with the Authority by Thursday, 16 February 2017 using the Small Group Moderation Partnership Registration Form 2017.