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Pearson T Level - Construction - Lead Examiner (T Levels) - Occupational Specialism Surveying and Design in London, United Kingdom

T Level - Construction - Lead Examiner (T Levels) - Occupational Specialism Surveying and Design

Reference: TLVL/CONOS/LE

Closing date: 07 February 2023 at midnight

Lead Examiner - T- Level - Construction - Occupational Specialism Surveying and Design

Pearson are delighted to have been awarded the contract to develop the Technical Qualifications for T Levels.

You can find out more ​here

As a result we are looking to appoint a number of Lead Examiners, responsible for creating engaging content that meets the requirements of the assessment within the Core and Occupational specialty.

Purpose

For specified externally assessed components within the T Level programme in a given sector at level 3, the Lead Examiner will be the responsible and accountable subject expert for an externally assessed unit - in terms of specification interpretation, and the accuracy and correctness of assessment items.

Key Accountabilities

The Lead Examiner will:

● Work with employers and providers to create assessments

● Lead and support the development, production, review and amendment of

externally assessed items for the area of subject responsibility

● ​Lead a team of examiners

● Lead on the awarding of assessment outcomes

● Keep up to date with changes in the sector

● Have detailed and up to date knowledge and understanding of the range of

external assessment methodologies to be deployed

● Report to and update the chief examiner on a regular basis

● Produce an ‘end of exam series’ report within the parameters of a defined

template in order to comment on national standards (also known as a Lead

Examiners Report)

● ​Report back to Pearson within agreed time-frames

● Contribute to Pearson’s ‘ask the expert’ service where required

● Represent vocational assessment or Pearson as required

● Undertake any other duties appropriate to the work of vocational

assessment in relation to this role.

The Assessment development process

For the development of external assessments, the Lead Examiner will:

● ​Write new external assessments in line with Sample Assessment Materials

(SAMs) for a given unit/component

● Be responsible for the quality of all items deployed for external assessment

● Assist with the statistical analysis of external assessment data

● Advise Pearson of any changes which could have an impact on items’

performance

● Ensure all items provide a valid and fair test of achievement

● Input and lead on the training for item writing (if required)

● Lead on the standardisation of item writers as required

● Attend Question Paper Evaluation Committee (QPEC) meeting(s) to finalise

external assessments

● Review amended external assessments as necessary

● ‘Sign off’ on the quality and appropriateness of the assessment or amend

when requested to do so

● Respond to queries from Pearson concerning technical issues with items.

For the delivery of external assessments, the Lead Examiner will:

● Lead on the pre-standardisation of the senior examining team

● Lead on the training and standardisation of examiners

● Lead on the monitoring of examiners during the marking period

● Be responsible for the quality of marking

● ​Be responsible for the awarding of external assessment outcomes

● ​Provide timely feedback on examiner performance at the end of each exam

series

For the delivery of external assessments, the Lead Examiner will:

● Lead on the pre-standardisation of the senior examining team

● Lead on the training and standardisation of examiners

● Lead on the monitoring of examiners during the marking period

● Be responsible for the quality of marking

● ​Be responsible for the awarding of external assessment outcomes

● ​Provide timely feedback on examiner performance at the end of each exam

series

Application Information We have a number of opportunities available for teaching professionals to join our growing teams of examiners, moderators and verifiers.

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