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This section is for school management. It is designed to assist them with how to include QUASAR within school processes.
It is important for schools to develop a set of guidelines for answering questions. The guidelines are a way of clarifying minimum expectations for moderation and reflection.
Guidelines will differ due to the varying nature of disciplines. The guidelines below are from the School of Computing and Mathematics.
This section gives guidelines how to fill in some of the questions in the Quality Assurance and Reflection (QUASAR) system (https://teach.csu.edu.au/quasar). These guidelines clarify the school’s expectations of moderation.
It is expected that at least the following actions are performed and therefore ticked in QUASAR:
Standard moderation sample sizes:
(A larger sample size can be asked for if needed)
Default response:' Largest weighted assessment item was moderated for all markers. For markers on probation, assessment tasks worth 20% or more were also moderated.'
Add explanation on number of markers and which were on probation to add clarity if needed.
This question will be used to determine if study centre markers/lecturers should remain on probation or be able to come off. If marks were adjusted, then enter yes and explain the situation. If a subject has multiple cohorts or multiple markers make it clear which cohorts and markers the mark adjustment applied to and the magnitude of the change.
‘The moderation was managed by the convenor. My role was to check the convenor's grade centre and verify the moderation process was aligned to school policy.'
'I selected the sample and cross-checked the marking for the convenor's cohort.'
'The moderation was managed by the convenor. My role was to verify the moderation process was aligned to school policy.'
Celebrate what has gone well and reflect generally about the subject. Comments are also required for any of the following cases. If appropriate, add actions (at the bottom of the form) to address these. It is acceptable to explain what action items are already in place, or to explain that an action item is not needed. Using sample size and trend data can inform your comments (the colour coding in the dashboard helpfully identifies small samples).
Reflection and Planning (R&P) CASIMS action items Use the following people as CASIMS document reviewers: