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Job Description

Job Title:Scorer
Assessment:Primary and Junior Divisions
Subject(s):Language (Reading and Writing)
Term:July 7–15, 2014 (Reading)
or
July 8–17, 2014 (Writing)


Weekdays Only
Location:Toronto Congress Centre
To Apply:Please see link below.

Role of Scorers

Scorers will

  • accurately score student responses to assessments of Ontario Curriculum expectations;
  • be trained by a scoring leader and supervisor;
  • apply rubrics, scoring guides, scoring procedures and data-entry methods as defined by EQAO training;
  • use reliability, validity and productivity data reports to monitor and improve their own and cumulative scoring performance;
  • review daily data reports and individual targets for reliability, validity and productivity;
  • direct questions and issues to scoring leaders or supervisors and
  • ensure the security of all assessment or test materials, equipment and technology under their care at the scoring site.

Qualifications

Successful applicants will be

  • members in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers;
  • knowledgeable about and experienced with the elementary-school language curriculum in Ontario;
  • teachers with recent classroom experience in reading and writing;
  • knowledgeable about and/or experienced with large-scale assessments (e.g., previous work with EQAO) and
  • able to score reliably using rubrics and anchor papers.

Specific Qualities

Successful applicants will possess

  • experience with the curriculum and students in at least one of the subjects at the grade being assessed:
    • Primary assessment: language in the primary division (Grades 1–3)
    • Junior assessment: language in the junior division (Grades 4–6)

Additional Information and Requirements

EQAO follows internationally accepted standards for large-scale assessment that differ in some ways from the practices and procedures for classroom assessment.

Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible and will be required to confirm their participation. EQAO regrets that it is not able to contact unsuccessful applicants or provide reasons for non-acceptance. We invite those not selected for their preferred session to reapply for upcoming scoring opportunities.

Participation in EQAO ActivitiesTerms, Conditions and Privacy Policy

EQAO is an independent agency of the Ontario government with a mandate to ensure greater quality and accountability in the publicly funded school system in Ontario. EQAO provides accurate and objective information about student achievement and the quality of publicly funded education in Ontario.

EQAO collects personal information to fulfill its statutory objectives as described in the Education Quality and Accountability Office Act, Section 3. The collection of personal information and the protection of this information are specified in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please ensure that the personal information you submit in this application is current, correct and complete. It will be kept secure and used by EQAO to verify your qualifications. By submitting an application, you give EQAO permission to contact the Ontario College of Teachers, your district school board or another past or present employer for the sole purpose of verifying the information submitted. EQAO reserves the right to disqualify an application, terminate any agreement and/or pursue legal action, without notice, if any information is found to be inaccurate.

Candidates selected to participate will be required to accept the Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement (provided below) during the confirmation process and will receive a hard copy at the activity for their records.

Candidates selected to participate will be required to complete the E-banking Consent Form, as all payments will be electronically delivered to their financial institution by direct deposit with remittance details sent by e-mail or mail. To ensure all payments and remittances are timely and accurate, we require banking information on the first day of the activity (please note that cheques will not be issued).

By applying for a position, you agree that you have read, understood and will comply with the aforementioned terms, conditions, privacy protocols and agreement.

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