Anomalous External Assessment Grades

Identifying Anomalous External Assessment Grades

The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) applies a number of checks on the quality of the marking of VCE external assessments. One of these involves identifying students whose results are anomalous, or unexpected, and reviewing them. The Chief Assessor reviews any scores identified as anomalous.

In addition to the check against the GAT and the Indicative Grade, a student's assessment is reviewed if it is lower than expected from the results of any other examination in the same study.

In each case the differences identified must be statistically significant and with respect to the Indicative Grade check the difference must be the equivalent of at least two grades.

For further information please email the Assessment Operations unit at