Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Year 12 verification over for another year

Verification stresses me out. It's Education Queensland's idea of a halloween trick - there is no treat about it what so ever.

But 'tis okay - its over for another year - I think.

For those of you not in the know - basically you send your student's work away and a panel decides whether or not they agree with:
a) your assessment tasks difficulty
b) your assessment tasks range
c) your marking of the tasks
d) your overall positioning of the student upon the 50 point scale (yes fifty - not 5 (A,B,C,D,E nor 15 A+,A,A- ETC)
e) anything else they are not happy with such as ticking the criteria sheet rather then underlining or crossing, what colour pen you use when you correct work, or sometimes whether your assessment task questions are in dot point rather then in paragraphs!

It doesn't help that you can send in the exact same assessment tasks year in year out and they finally find something wrong with it!

But anyway - I've done my job - I didn't do too badly most of the students stayed where I put them. I just don't get paid enough for the stress they put us through though.

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