Examiner Protocol - IGEQ

Examiner Protocol

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THE EXAMINER/ASSESSOR’S ROLE:

THE STANDARD:

EXAMINING/ASSESSING:

Examining = Assessing = Obtaining information, usually through a test or exam. How examining may take place:

WHY EXAMINE/ASSESS:

THE EXAMINER: YOU:

QUESTIONING:

This is one of the most effective ways of finding out knowledge and ability and so it is used extensively in examining/assessing. It is a powerful tool and you must learn to use it skilfully to find out exactly what you want to know.

How to develop a clear and easy questioning style:

QUESTIONING SKILL CHECK LIST:

Most of the above are ‘closed’ questions the response should be ‘yes’. They are examples of when a closed question has a valid use.

PRACTICAL SESSIONS IN EXAMINATIONS OR ASSESSMENTS

GIVING FEEDBACK:

KEEPING NOTES AND WRITING REPORTS:

The candidate must be quite clear from the report they receive as to where they need to improve to achieve the standard on another occasion.

SUMMING UP YOUR ROLE AS AN EXAMINER:

The following questions may help you to make the ‘right’ decision:

EVERY CANDIDATE MUST FEEL THAT WITH THE NECESSARY TRAINING AND GUIDANCE THEY CAN ACHIEVE THE STANDARD OF AN EXAM OR ACCEPT FOR THEMSELVES THAT IT IS NOT WITHIN THEIR ABILITY.

IT IS NOT ACHIEVING THE STANDARD THAT FAILS THEM; THEY MUST NEVER FEEL THAT IT IS THE EXAMINERS WHO FAIL THEM.