Test  Administrator

AdministratorAn SQA Test Administrator is responsible for ensuring that all administrative activities are carried out under the conditions, timescales and arrangements set by SQA.

The prime role is to manage the administration process within schools to ensure that standards are maintained.

These activities will be under the direction of SQA’s Contract Services team.

Outline of duties

  • Responsible for ensuring that test materials, including those for pupils with additional support needs, are conducted in accordance with SQA policy and instructions
  • Communicate with school personnel to arrange suitable times to conduct the trials
  • Establish professional working relationships with the relevant school personnel
  • Oversee pupils who will be undertaking the tests/trials
  • Administer the tests/trials in schools in accordance with the specified instructions
  • Ensure that all aspects of the administration are carried out meticulously and to set instructions and includes:
    • Receipt and reconciliation of test/trial materials
    • Ensuring the secure storage and management of test/trial materials before, during and after the trials
    • Allocation of test/trial materials to pupils
    • Accurate collection of pupil data
    • Accurate collection of teacher and administrator data
    • Accurate collation and return of all test/trial materials to SQA
    • Deal with enquiries and exceptional circumstances should they arise during the test/trial
    • Submit report to SQA on any irregularities in conducting the tests/trial

Essential Characteristics

  • Be a current or ex-teacher or demonstrate experience of working within an educational or classroom environment
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Key Stage 1 and/or 2 experience
  • Be able to communicate confidently, effectively and professionally with school and SQA staff
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • Have access to a computer or laptop with broadband internet connection and a private e-mail address

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Preferably hold a full UK driving licence
  • Preferably hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate

Key Performance Measures for Test Administrators

The Test Administrator will be measured against the following key performance measures and informed of the outcome in relation to their performance after the test/trials period:

  • Positive engagement with relevant school staff and all members of SQA staff
  • Return completed administration test materials within agreed timescales and in accordance with SQA’s specified instructions
  • Complete and submit administrator questionnaire within agreed timescales and in accordance with SQA’s specified instructions

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