Mathematics Common Assessment Task (MCAT) verifier role definition


NZQA appoints verifiers to verify NCEA level 1, Mathematics and Statistics standard (91027), which is assessed by a Common Assessment Task. Verifiers ensure assessment judgements are consistent with the national standard. Verifiers confirm or adjust the provisional grades for the sample of candidates’ work. NZQA will provide guide notes.

Verification will take place over the period 17 September to 20th November.

The verification panel will be located in Auckland; applicants must reside in the Auckland Region.

Key responsibilities

Verifiers are required to:

  • work with the national verifier and other verifiers to ensure assessment is consistent with the national standard
  • attend verification panel meeting(s) as required
  • follow agreed processes when making verification decisions
  • contribute to reporting the outcomes of the verification process
  • maintain confidentiality with regard to all aspects of the verification process
  • work to the timeline and demands of the verification process.

Professional and personal qualities

Verifiers will demonstrate:

  • knowledge and understanding of the standard to be verified
  • experience and confidence with standards based assessment
  • clear and effective communication skills
  • the ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with other professionals.
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