Panel training verification - 2017

Verification - Information for panellists.

What is verification?


Attributes of an effective panellist

Schools and panels use the same evidence for different purposes when making decisions about student achievement:

  1. The panellist’s role is to the school judgments by finding evidence in the sample student responses that schools submit as part of the moderation process.
  2. panellists need to be when they’re reviewing the schools’ packages
  3. Review panellists know and are able to match them to evidence in student responses
  4. When panellists review, they sample folios to look for evidence that supports the school’s application of syllabus standards.
  5. When panellists decide, they reach a position on the school’s submission. They do this by either supporting the school’s judgments, or by making recommendations, which they justify using from the submission and the syllabus.

What is in a verification submission?

A verification submission should contain;

  1. Form R6 
  2. Copy of the approved work program 
  3. Clean copies of assessment tasks 
  4. Minimum of nine sample student folios (or the whole cohort, if less than nine) with completed profiles 
  5. Documentation of student performances and other evidence as specified by the syllabus

Role of review panel

At verification, review panels consider:

interim level of achievement decisions 

• the appropriateness of schools’ judgments about student responses to assessment instruments relative to the syllabus standards descriptors 

• the effectiveness of assessment in providing opportunities for students to demonstrate the syllabus general objectives across the range of standards 

coverage of the course as demonstrated by evidence in the verification submission

Role of panellists at verification

As a panellists you:

• Look for evidence in sample folios to support school judgments about student responses

Pre-review submissions prior to the verification meeting 

• Complete detailed pre-review notes to record findings

• Conduct further reviews at the verification meeting and complete detailed review notes 

Conference with other panellists to construct a consensus report for each school submission

Form R6

Review panel chairs provide written advice on behalf of review panels on the Form R6.

Written advice concerns the appropriateness of interim levels of achievement decisions relative to syllabus standards descriptors

Written advice to schools

Panellists provide clear, concise, constructive, factual, respectful and relevant advice about the:

school’s decisions as evidenced in sample folios 

• quality of assessment and judgments, based on the syllabus and evidence cited from the verification submission 

evidence found ― advice does not pre-empt or make assumptions about future events