The following resources illustrate approaches to the calibration of academic standards. Social moderation, which is the main method used for calibration, is used as a process for obtaining consistency in understanding and applying academic standards through discussion of examples (e.g. of student work) and drawing on reference points (e.g. subject benchmark statements).
The Musical Recitals Toolkit is designed to assist you as a music academic and external examiner in calibrating your academic standards with those of your subject community.
The Geography Toolkit is designed to assist you as a geography academic in calibrating your academic standards with those of your subject community.
In this project, the calibration activities focused on a specific national threshold standard, ‘written communication skills’.