The QCAA employs and trains assessors to help develop and quality assure the new QCE system’s internal and external assessment.
There are four assessor roles:
- QCAA assessor (endorsement)
- QCAA assessor (confirmation)
- QCAA assessor (external assessment writing)
- QCAA assessor (external assessment marking).
Benefits for teachers
Being a QCAA assessor:
- helps teachers improve their knowledge of the new QCE system, including its curriculum, assessment, and quality assurance practices
- provides teachers with professional and career development opportunities, including enabling them to earn CPD credits across a range of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas, including:
- 2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
- 5.1 Assess student learning
- 5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements
- 7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
- 7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements.
Benefits for schools
Having QCAA assessors on staff:
- gives schools greater knowledge of the new QCE system, including its curriculum, assessment, and quality assurance processes
- provides schools with a shared understanding of assessment design and instrument-specific marking guides
- increases schools’ capacity for building internal quality assurance processes and teams
- supports schools to improve assessment judgments and report accurate provisional results to the QCAA
- helps schools build a community of practice that provides extended opportunities collaboration, feedback and professional learning.