Presentation on theme: "Central Verification Kim Tree Senior Verifier – Accounting and Finance Iain Walker Senior Verifier – Business Management/Economics/Business Graded Unit."— Presentation transcript:
Central Verification Kim Tree Senior Verifier – Accounting and Finance Iain Walker Senior Verifier – Business Management/Economics/Business Graded Unit Based upon a presentation by Robert Laird, Senior Verifier Administration and IT, VG 389.
Introduction Central verification is used for Graded Units SQA is notified in October what Units each centre is offering SQA makes selections and liaises with the Quality Enhancement Manager Mary Gao, who organises both visiting and central verification Selections are made on the basis of delivery and resources available. Dates are set in May and June for the central verification of Graded Units
Preparation for Event The Senior Verifier is informed about the event details, and the Centres to be selected Invitations to External Verifiers are made by SQA Standardisation meeting/training event arranged to discuss the strategy and sample
The Event Packs are allocated to External Verifiers and checked (taking into account declared/known interests) The process of reviewing work - Where to start? - Has internal verification taken place? - Is the Instrument of Assessment valid - The External Verifier takes a sample from the materials submitted - Read a script
The Event The process of reviewing work continued… –Application of the marking scheme –Arithmetic checks and grade (including cut-off scores in GU1) –Read more scripts –Are the marks and grades justified? –No problems - Accepted decisions
The Event Not Accepted decisions - Are made by the External Verifier - Final decisions are made by SQA Report Writing –checked by SEV and SQA Standardisation meetings take place throughout the event
The Event Final review of the event/input to Internal Assessment Report Internal Assessment Reports will be placed on the website
How Centres Can Help … Ensure that all Assessment Exemplar Packs are Internally Verified (including updates to the marking scheme) Ensure that all Centre-Devised Assessments are Internally Verified and Prior-Verified by SQA Include records of Internal Verification with candidate work Include a copy of the Instrument of Assessment used
How Centres Can Help … Ensure that work is marked and that the marking is clear and consistent (Internal Verification) Be dispassionate Final check Ensure that material is submitted in good order, and on time
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