Assessment and Examination

FUNCTIONS

  • Implement a fully outcomes based assessment reporting system in accordance with national policies and objectives:
  • Effectively manage the administration of all national assessments.
  • Work with the National Assessment Council to conduct periodical reviews of the Samoa National Assessment Policy
  • Ensure understanding and appropriate implementation of the National Assessment Policy in guiding schools-wide assessment plans from the drawing board to the classroom.
  • Implement the recruitment of trained examiners, moderators, supervisors and examination markers (for senior national examinations)
  • Liaise with TDAD 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