In the new QCE system, processes to ensure the quality and comparability of internal (school-based) assessment include Endorsement and Confirmation.
Quality assurance processes will also include External assessment writing and External assessment marking.
QCAA will recruit and train teachers to undertake the variety of assessor roles. The first part of this recruitment process is the Accreditation program. By completing the Accreditation program, assessors will develop a consistent understanding of quality assessment and high-level skills in judging the qualities of student work.
Becoming a QCAA Assessor
1. Complete the Accreditation program Stage One courses
- Stage One courses are designed to support and strengthen quality assurance processes for summative internal and external assessment in the senior phase of learning.
To be eligible to apply for QCAA assessor roles, teachers will need to:
- complete Course 1: Attributes of quality assessment and at least one of the following two courses
- Course 2: Assessment item and instrument construction (for Endorsement and/or External assessment writing roles)
- Course 3: Understanding and using marking guides (for Confirmation and/or External assessment marking)
- successfully complete the assessment module for each completed course.
2. Complete the Accreditation program Stage Two role-specific courses
- Stage Two of this program, currently in development, will focus on the role-specific knowledge teachers will need to become a QCAA Assessor in the new QCE system.
- More information about the Accreditation program is available on the Accreditation page.
3. Apply to QCAA for assessor roles
- More information about the selection process will be available in Term 2 2018.
4. Complete subject-specific training
- More information about the subject-specific training will be available in Term 2 2018.
Accessing the Accreditation Stage One courses
Teachers can undertake the Stage One courses at any time through the QCAA Portal.