Grade Moderation

Moderation of grades is a quality assurance system designed and implemented by the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (ACT BSSS). It ensures system-wide comparability of grades on the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate.

It is designed to:

  • provide comparability of grades in the system of school-based assessment
  • form the basis for valid and reliable assessment in senior secondary schools
  • maintain the quality of school-based assessment and the credibility, validity and acceptability of grades on the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate

The BSSS has published a brochure, entitled "What's Moderation?" The brochure provides an overview of the grade moderation process.

Contact with the Moderation Coordinator can be made by email