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NCEA and NZ Scholarship Materials Developers

Type: Part-time contract | Location: New Zealand

NZQA is inviting applications from individuals for NCEA and NZ Scholarship Materials Developers for the 2019 examinations.

Materials Developers will work in their own time with the examiner to produce assessment materials for the externally assessed NCEA standards at levels one, two, three, and NZ Scholarship for 2019.

Training will be held in Wellington on Tuesday 31 July and Wednesday 29 August for all new Materials Developers.

Working Relationships

Materials Developers are required to:

  • liaise with the allocated National Assessment Facilitator
  • work with the direction of the examiner to produce assessment materials for externally assessable achievement standards within the required timeframes
  • attend a planning and development meeting between July - September to draft examination material
  • attend a meeting in January - February 2019 at which a review of the 2018 examination will occur and inform the development of the 2019 examination.

Materials Developers will maintain the highest levels of security and confidentiality when:

  • liaising with allocated Secondary Examination Team members and other examination contractors
  • working with all examination materials.

Professional and personal qualities

Materials Developers will demonstrate:

  • extensive subject knowledge and familiarity with the New Zealand Curriculum
  • an understanding of the principles of standards based assessment
  • experience in developing high quality assessment material for a standards based environment
  • professional expertise in standards based assessment
  • knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of the partners of the Treaty of Waitangi in an educational assessment setting
  • the ability to establish constructive working relationships with other professionals
  • clear and effective communication
  • the ability to work to stringent deadlines
  • the ability to implement and maintain appropriate administrative and communication systems.

Apply for this role online.

For more information, contact the Secondary Examinations Team - 0800 697 296 or examinations@nzqa.govt.nz.

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