The QCAA employs and trains QCAA assessors (confirmation) to review student responses to summative internal assessment and make decisions about alignment between schools’ judgments and the ISMGs.
There are three QCAA assessor (confirmation) roles:
- Lead confirmer
- Chief confirmer.
Benefits of being a QCAA assessor (confirmation)
- contribute to an important quality assurance process in the QCE system
- gain first-hand experience of the confirmation process so you can inform your school’s approach to assessment
- increase your understanding of the syllabuses and instrument-specific marking guides
- be able to record your training as continuing professional development with the Queensland College of Teachers
- network with like-minded colleagues in your local area and from across Queensland.
To be eligible to apply to be a QCAA assessor (confirmation), you must:
- be registered with the Queensland College of Teachers
- have at least three years’ teaching experience and be currently teaching in a Queensland secondary school
- currently teach (or are scheduled to teach) the subject you are applying to confirm
- have successfully completed the relevant online modules in the Assessment literacy program
- Module 1 — Attributes of quality assessment
- Module 3 — Making reliable judgments
- Module 5 — Confirmation
- have your principal’s support for your application and agreement that they will release you for any activities held during school hours.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted via the Assessor Jobs application in the QCAA Portal.
Selection and training
The first stage of selection (notional appointment) will be based on information provided in your application such as teaching experience and previous roles performed with the QCAA or equivalent interstate or overseas jurisdictions. For Chief confirmer roles, there may also be a phone interview process.
Notional appointees will be required to complete an online training program. Lead and Chief confirmers will be required to complete additional role-specific training. Appointments will be formalised subject to participation in, and satisfactory completion of, the training program.
Once appointed, QCAA assessors (confirmation) will be required to work at:
- the review meetings for confirmation event 1 — held in April
- the review meetings for confirmation event 2 — held in July during the school holidays
- the review meetings for confirmation event 3 — held on the student free Friday in September and weekend immediately following
QCAA assessors (confirmation) may also be engaged to complete confirmation work outside of school hours in the weeks following the confirmation review meeting.
Please see the position description in the Assessor Jobs app in the QCAA Portal.
Finding out more
For more information, view the position description in the Assessor Jobs app in the QCAA Portal.
Alternatively, please email email@example.com.