Standardisation or moderation represents training sessions for assessors to ensure high level of test fairness when marking subjective assessment tasks. At the Centre for Education Quality Management, we believe the best practice in standardised marking is identifying and agreeing on the tasks assessment criteria according to the learning outcomes, then constructing grading rubrics, followed by standardisation meetings where all assessors grade selected samples of student work to exemplify the criteria as expressed in the performance descriptors and practice applying the grading levels. The final step is spot checking by supervisors who give feedback and supplementary training to non-standard assessors.

For further information about assessment standardisation and cross-marking, please go access the Centre for Education Quality Management resources and materials, or sign up for the training session.