Chartered Educational Assessor Assignment
Our newly-qualified Chartered Educational Assessors share their experience of completing their portfolio's.
Sarah Day, CEA
My work, both within my formal school role and as a team leader of examiners for Pearson, made the CEA course essential in formalising all that I do to support the progress of pupils. The course and my portfolio allowed me to examine in depth the reliability and validity of assessments provided by all educators to ensure that the progress of pupils is accurately documented and also then acted upon in order to inform future teaching and learning opportunities.
Atinuke Ogunnaike, CEA
The context of my portfolio was the Psychology department within a special needs school located in Lagos State, Nigeria. The department is dedicated to conducting Psycho-educational assessments for students (aged 5 years – adulthood) based on internal or external referrals from mainstream schools. The department uses a battery of standardized tests to obtain standardized measures of students’ current level of functioning in areas such as academic achievement, intellectual ability, cognitive skills, behavioural functioning and social-emotional functioning. The findings from the assessments are used to provide documented evidence mainly for access arrangement, intervention planning and school/class placement.
Robin Drummond, CEA
I currently work for an awarding organisation in the UK, developing summative assessments for a range of qualifications. Before this I worked in teaching for ten years, during which time I became increasingly interested in the assessment aspect of education. I wanted to go deeper into educational assessment, and explore the theory behind the practice, as well as learn about different ways assessment is approached in different places.
Karen Collins, CEA
I am an Educational Consultant working with several different organisations, schools and trusts. My role included the writing of primary and secondary resources as well as proving training for teachers. A firm understanding of educational assessment forms a fundamental part of my role so I sought a suitable qualification that would provide me with the grounding I needed.
Priya Mahadeo, CEA
I work as a Senior Research and Development Officer (English and Languages) or more commonly known as Language Assessment Development Manager for a national awarding organisation. My team and I work to develop examinations measuring the language ability of candidates at primary and secondary level. We are also involved in marking at national level and providing feedback to Educators in order to improve the teaching and learning skills.