NZQA External Moderation Information

Information for schools and kura for the NZQA External Moderation Application.

Overview 

Schools and tertiary education organisations who assess NZQA-managed standards use the external moderation application to manage the moderation process and submit materials to NZQA for moderation.

Within this application, education organisations can: 

  • manage the moderation plan
  • submit materials for moderation online
  • access moderation reports and annual summaries
  • query a moderation report, or appeal a moderation result, and
  • track progress of the moderation plan and moderation submissions via a dashboard. 

The NZQA external moderation application will be fully implemented in time to support the start of the 2017 moderation cycle in March 2017.

Further information is available on the NZQA website

Application Roles

Staff must use their own ESL user account with a valid NZQA External Moderation Application Role to be able to access the NZQA External Moderation Application. 

ESL Role Names

Type of access to the External Moderation Application

General Security User

For all teaching and administration staff who need basic access. View access to learner information, record of achievement details, moderation information, reports and statistics. View moderation reports and results – extra for external moderation.                            

Moderation Process

View moderation reports and results, enter assessment judgements and upload moderation material. Submit queries about moderation reports, prepare appeals.                            

High Security User

For Principals, Principal Nominees, Data Administrators or other equivalent senior school staff. General user content plus access to school administration, exam centre information and functions. View moderation reports and results, enter assessment judgements and upload moderation material. Submit queries about moderation reports, prepare appeals manage assessment and moderation plans, lodge appeals, view annual summaries and manage action plans - extra for external moderation.                            

Moderation Management View Only

View secondary school moderation reports and results, annual summaries and action plans.

How do I get access?

Please contact your school’s ESL Authoriser/Delegated Authoriser to have the appropriate role assigned to your ESL user account,

If you receive an email invitation from the Education Service Desk, the accept an invite process is available here

If you are not sure who your ESL Authoriser/Delegated Authoriser(s) are then please check with a colleague, your principal or manager.

Logon instructions for the NZQA External Moderation Application 

Staff must use their own ESL user account with a valid NZQA External Moderation Application Role to be able to access the NZQA External Moderation Application. 

1. Click on the Application Logon Links at the top of this screen and select NZQA Schools Login

2. You will be taken to the Education Sector Logon screen.

3. Enter your ESL Username and ESL Password and then select the Logon button.

4. You will be taken to the homepage of the NZQA secure provider extranet.

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NZQA Secure Extranet Homepage

5. Select the External Moderation Link under the Moderation Section.

6. You will be taken to the NZQA External Moderation Application Landing Page.

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NZQA External Moderation Landing page

NZQA External Moderation Application Support

1. You'll be able to access training and support material from the Landing page of the NZQA External Moderation application.

2. Principal’s Nominees and Moderation Liaisons provide the first line of support to other users at their schools or TEOs.

3. If you are experiencing a problem with the NZQA External Moderation application;

Get in touch with your NZQA contact person

or

contact the NZQA Call Centre on 0800 697 296.