Anomalous Examination Grades
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Identifying Anomalous Examination Grades
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) applies a number of
safeguards to check the quality of the marking of examinations in the VCE. One
of these is identifying students whose examination results are anomalous, or
unexpected and reviewing them. The Chief Assessor reviews scores identified as
A student's examination script is referred for review by the Chief Assessor if
it is lower than expected from the student's Indicative Grade provided by the
school, and/or the student's GAT scores.
In addition to the check against the GAT and the Indicative Grade, a student's
script is reviewed if it is lower than expected from the results of a June
examination or a School Assessed Task in the same study.
In each case the differences must be statistically significant and (provided
the school’s indicative grades are statistically reliable), the equivalent of
at least two grades in magnitude.
For Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies the review of anomalous examination
grades does not apply to performance examinations, as students' performances
are not recorded. Instead, a panel of three assessors is used to independently
assess each student's performance.
For further information please email the Student Records and Results unit at