Chartered Educational Assessor (CEA)
What is Chartered Educational Assessor status?
Chartered Educational Assessor benefits
Benefits for you
- Gain professional recognition and enhance career prospects
- Develop and enhance knowledge, skills and experience in educational assessment
- Join an exclusive network of Chartered Educational Assessors
- Use the designation Chartered Educational Assessor after your name. E.g. Richard Guest MCIEA CEA
- Gain Independent accreditation of educational assessment-related skill & knowledge
Benefits for your organisation
- Attract public confidence and recognition of expertise.
- Apply standards of good assessment practice for organisations
- Quality assure your educational assessment policy & practice.
I thought I knew a lot about assessment but I discovered that I didn't and my knowledge base was steadily ratcheted up. The wide breadth of the course meant that there was always something new and often surprising.
- Preparing for assessment
- Conducting assessments
- Feeding back after assessment
- Managing others
- Managing yourself
Preparing for assessment
- Determining the knowledge, skills and understanding to be assessed in General Qualifications (GQs), Vocational Qualifications (VQs), and National Curriculum Tests (NCTs);
- Designing the method by which assessment in schools is monitored and the criteria by which it is validated;
- Setting generic assessment instruments and assessment criteria relating to the nature and purpose of the assessment;
- Designing external examinations and mark schemes;
- Designing tasks and their associated criteria, which will produce appropriate outcomes for internal assessments to national standards or to fulfil internal policy guidelines.
These skills should apply equally to work with external agencies such as awarding bodies, trade organisations or local networks.
- Suitable samples of mark schemes and / or level descriptors;
- Showing an understanding of setting and maintaining expected standards of performance.
- Leading INSET sessions;
- Leading examination standardisation meetings;
- Leading marking and moderation meetings in Higher Education;
- Contributing to the design of teacher/trainer-assessor support materials and formal records of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) delivery.
- Identify requirements;
- Plan and organise yourself;
- Apply criteria consistently over time;
- Take appropriate initiatives; reflect on performance and use feedback;
- Undertake personal development to enhance performance.
“I found the training to be extremely useful in refocussing my assessment role which impacted positively on my students. It also qualified me to reach out to other institutions and advise on best assessment practice.” - Bruce Warburton CEA
Feeding back to others
- Establish teams;
- Develop teams
- Communicate effectively;
- Work with, support, train, encourage, challenge and inspire others;
- Ensure deadlines are met;
- Help colleagues to apply criteria consistently over time and to facilitate change;
- Generally enhance the performance of all.