Lead Assessor Support Programme
'Learning to lead assessment in primary and secondary teaching and learning.'
About the programme
This ten week modular programme is designed to support those working in assessment in primary, secondary and college settings. The programme covers key aspects of the assessment process delivered to participants through a blend of online learning theory modules delivered by the CIEA, real-life examples of how certain aspects are currently being implemented in school settings along with suggested activities to support putting theory into practice in your school. The programme is hosted online, so you can access it at a time convenient to you. There are also fortnightly live Q and A sessions held over Zoom, in which you can share best practice and seek support from our expert course leaders and other course participants.
The modules include:
- Approaches to Assessment / The Validity Chain
- Standardisation & Moderation
- Using Data
- Managing People
The Lead Assessor Support Programme is intended to support senior teachers to lead the assessment processes and practices in their school. Whilst this programme can be offered to individual teachers, it is beneficial and has greater impact if more than one teacher from a school / MAT undertake the course together. This provides an opportunity for colleagues to discuss and audit the assessment processes in their own setting and cascade high quality practice in educational assessment with a view to making positive change in their department, whole school or across a MAT.
Please note, there are separate primary and secondary course instances of the Lead Assessor Support Programme. Should there be insufficient numbers to make an instance of the course viable, delegates will be offered a place on the next available course.
Lead Assessor Award
On completion of the Programme, participants have the option to carry out a self-evaluation to attain a certificate of attendance or go on to complete an assignment to achieve the Lead Assessor Award.
The Lead Assessor Award is awarded to individuals who have completed the Lead Assessor Programme and completed a maximum 1,000-word assignment, outlining how they will implement the role of Lead Assessor in their own context. The assignment is assessed by the CIEA.
The programme contains six modules and is designed to run over ten weeks to allow participants time to access the materials without causing undue or additional pressure on the workload of teachers.
Participants have the option to complete the six modules at which time they will receive a Certificate of Attendance or go on to complete the assignment to achieve the Lead Assessor Award.
The Award provides recognition that people have successfully completed the programme and, crucially, can show they understand how to apply their knowledge and skills to improve assessment practice in practical ways in their school or college.
Simon Sharp, Chair of the CIEA
CIEA Primary Lead Assessor Support Programme
The primary programme includes the four key theory modules Approaches to Assessment, Standardisation & Moderation, Using Data and Managing People. The real life examples have been supplied by Chartered Educational Assessors based in primary settings and the suggested activities are specifically tailored to the primary phase.
CIEA Secondary Lead Assessor Support Programme
The secondary programme includes the four key modules as detailed above. The real life examples have been supplied by Chartered Educational Assessors who are based in secondary settings and the suggested activities are specifically tailored to the secondary phase.
Lead Assessor Support Programme for NAHT members
The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors are pleased to be working with NAHT to encourage every school to have a Lead Assessor. Primary and Secondary instances of the course are offered to NAHT members.