Item Writer

An Item Writer is responsible for creating questions, items or tasks and appropriate supporting marking instructions for Course assessments under the direction of the Principal Assessor and/or Item Bank Leader which must be undertaken within the conditions, timeframes and arrangements set by SQA.

The primary role is to work with the Principal Assessor and other SQA appointees to ensure consistent application of national standards and subject specific integrity of decision-making in relation to Course assessment arrangements.

These activities will be under the direction of the Principal Assessor and staff from SQA’s Qualifications Development and Operations business directorates as appropriate. There may be a requirement to undertake duties during weekends and holiday periods.

Outline of duties

Selection criteria

Essential characteristics

Successful candidates must:

Key Performance Measures for Item Writer

On completion of the duties outlined in the Item Writer contract specification, the Item Writer will be measured against the following Key Performance Measures and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance.