Functions:

Ensure assessment is consistent with national policies and objectives:

  • Manage the administration of national assessments efficiently and according to agreed schedule
  • Work with the National Assessment Council to conduct regular reviews of the Samoa National School Assessment Policy Framework
  • Recruit and train examiners, moderators, supervisors and examination markers.
  • Liaise with PEO Teacher Development to schedule and conduct training for Principals, SRO's, examiners, markers and teachers on assessment to support teaching and learning
  • Liaise with School Operations on the administration of SPELL tests, Year 8, Year 12 and Year 13 national examinations
  • Co-ordinate the development and regular reviews of subject specifications and prescriptions
  • Conduct analysis of national assessment results data and provide statistical reports in coordination with PPRD
  • Develop and manage item bank system
  • Conduct validity studies of assessment tools
  • Conduct standardization of assessment items
  • Monitor and evaluate all assessment programs and activities