A coder undertakes distinct procedures prior to and during coding under the guidance of SQA in accordance with SQA policy and instructions.

Coders undertaking the key stage 1 (KS1) Technical Pre-Test (TPT) must have a minimum of 1 year teaching experience at KS1. Coder's primary role is to accurately apply coding frames to test question responses. Coders must successfully complete a standardisation exercise prior to starting coding and ongoing quality assurance checks.

Activities will be under the direction of supervisory coders (lead coder and/or deputy lead coder), and staff from SQA and the Standards and Testing Agency (STA) as appropriate. There may be a requirement to undertake duties during evenings and in coders' own time.

The coding event will take place at Warwick University. The key dates can be found below:

Please note dates are provisional and may be subject to minor changes.

Role Method / Location 2019 Pre-coding meeting 1 2019 Pre-coding meeting 2 2019 Coding period Expected working hours
Coder Paper-based, Warwick University N/A N/A 1-4 July 9am - 5pm

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We are also recruiting for Test Administrators for the 2019 Technical Pre-Test. The tests will take place in schools from 23 April - 3 May 2019.

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