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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)

National Policy on Assessment and Qualifications for Schools in the General Education and Training Band

Part 5 : Moderation


110) At the national level the General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance Council (Umalusi) will moderate all the different components of assessment at the Grade 9 level. Umalusi will attest to the standard, appropriateness and applicability of both the Continuous Assessment and the Common Tasks for Assessment.


111) Moderation should be done on a sample basis at the different levels of the system. Moderation mechanisms should be put in place at school, provincial and national level.


112) The moderation of both the CASS and the CTA should be done per Learning Area/Learning Programme by the Learning Area specialists.


113) The Provincial Departments of Education must ensure that appropriate moderation procedures at school and district levels are in place to verify and moderate Continuous Assessment (CASS) as well as all the administration related to the Common Tasks for Assessment (CTAs).


114) A sample of at least 3% should be moderated at school, district or cluster levels and at least 2% at provincial level. Provinces should ensure that a representative sample is drawn at each level.