The College has a responsibility to moderate and audit the Foundation Standard assessment process.
What is involved in Foundation Standard moderation?
- eliminating or lessening extremes
- ensuring consistency in criteria interpretation
- ensuring consistency in what is accepted as adequate supporting evidence
- enabling “best practice” to be identified and shared.
The moderation processes likely to be used by the College includes:
- reviewing randomly selected assessments; and/or
- analysis of evidence that supports a criterion, or group of criteria, across PHOs/practices.
Moderation will inform the College’s audit approach, which could be random or selected audit. Audits may be completed using:
- desk-based clarification
- a shortened assessment in a single practice
- assessment of the same criteria across several practices
- repeat of a full assessment
An RNZCGP appointed moderation panel will provide expert advice to the College, PHOs and practices in relation to the interpretation and application of the Foundation Standard.