Moderation of Pupils' Work
By mid May of each year your school will be asked to submit pupil portfolios work electronically to CCEA for moderation. This is to ensure that standards across and within schools are maintained. These samples should represent the range of cross-curricular ICT work of pupils assessed at each of the levels within your school and should be the product of your pre-approved tasks. CCEA will request a random sample at each level you wish to award.
So, for example, if your school has assessed pupils at Levels 3, 4 and 5 you would need to provide:
- two pupil portfolios at level 3;
- two pupil portfolios at Level 4; and
- two pupil portfolios at Level 5.
If your initial EDI returns indicate that there are more than 50 pupils at any given level, CCEA will request additional samples through the random selection.
If, however, your school has only one pupil working at any of these levels, you only need to submit one pupil portfolio at this level.
How to Build a Sample Portfolio
The work submitted at the end of KS3 should:
- ensure coverage of the 5 ‘E’s; and
- be representative of work drawn from at least 5 of the Desirable Features. This pupil work should be representative of work from Year 10 (and also from Years 8 and 9 if appropriate).
You may choose which Desirable Features you include but each pupil portfolio submitted for moderation must contain at least two of the following sets of Desirable Features from the second column:
Each sample must contain evidence from at least 3 of the following:
Each sample must contain evidence from at least 2 of the following:
However, this does not mean that a Pupil Portfolio will necessarily contain five tasks as some assessment tasks may involve more than one set of Desirable Features. Such as example would be a Researching project in which the findings are presented in a text document which is developed collaboratively in an online environment. Such a project would involve three sets of the Desirable Features.
It should be noted that the work you include in the pupil portfolios must be drawn from that cohort of pupils actually being assessed in that academic year.
Please see the fold out at the back of this handbook for a pupil portfolio check list.
Further details of dates and procedures for moderation will be published on the website and communicated during training. After moderation, CCEA will contact schools to inform them of the outcomes. If your samples of work are approved as representing the appropriate level and range of work for the assessed levels, you will be asked to forward a list of your pupils’ levels to CCEA. Your school will be accredited to assess your pupils and award them with the CCEA Certificate of Competence in Using ICT.
Individual certificates for each of your pupils will be sent to you in September along with a Certificate of Using ICT Accreditation for your school.