Becoming an Assessment Marker

Teachers must submit an application form annually to be considered for participation on a marking team.

Please refer to the application form (PDF) for the selection criteria.

Eligibility

To be eligible to mark the Graduation Literacy 10 and Numeracy 10 Assessments, teachers must be familiar with the curriculum and concepts reflected within the assessment. All applicants will be assessessed on their literacy, or their numeracy, as part of the credentialling process. 

In addition, teachers must have the following:

  • Be credentialled
  • Hold a valid B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate of Qualification or Yukon Professional Teaching Certificate
  • Teach at a B.C. or Yukon certified school
  • Be professional and collegial
  • Have the ability to work on a team
  • Be organized and detail-oriented

Selection Process

Participation in any one session does not guarantee inclusion in the following sessions; for example, marking the assessments from the January administration does not guarantee marking the assessments from the April administraion. Due to the large number of applications received every year, selection of an applicant to a team might not be possible.

Only those teachers selected to mark in a given session will be notified. Teachers invited to mark will receive an email invitation approximately 2 to 3 months ahead of a marking session from exams@gov.bc.ca.

Since a successful applicant will be appointed to and become an essential member of a marking team, it is important that the applicant is able to participate full-time in a team's assignment. Marking activities (exemplar selection, training, credentialling and marking) occur on weekends or statutory holidays.

The Marking Unit will use email to communicate with you before and during marking sessions. You are responsible for ensuring you check your emails regularly and for keeping your profile current. Please notify us if any information such as email, home address, name, or teaching staus change. You can send the changes via email to exams@gov.bc.ca

T4As will be sent automatically to each marker by February 28th. No Records of Employment will be issued by the Ministry of Education.

Marker Credentialling

Pour obtenir des informations en français sur la session de formation, veuillez consulter le document Session de formation sur l’Évaluation de littératie (Credentialling Workshop) (PDF)

Markers must first attend and successfully pass a credentialling workshop. Workshops result in the most efficient use of time within the actual marking sessions, provide participants with valuable insights into the marking process and are an excellent opportunity for professional development. The criteria for becoming a credentialled marker not only includes meeting the marking standard, but also demonstrating that this standard can be met within a specified time frame. All of the items used for both the exemplars and the scoring have been selected by teachers, and a consensus for each question's mark has been established.

The purpose of the credentialling workshop is to:

  1. Outline the duties and responsibilities of markers
  2. Establish valid and reliable marking processes
  3. Credential BC teachers for the purpose of marking

The workshops consist of orientation, familiarization with the holistic scoring guide, and viewing previous examples (exemplars) of student responses. Participants will also review the marking and grading of previous assessments and examinations, and be given feedback on their own scoring of sample responses.  Following the workshop, participants will be given the opportunity to take an online assessment where they will be asked to score sample responses within a set time period. Successful completion of the online assessment will result in being credentialled.

Register for upcoming credentialling workshops:

  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment - no scheduled sessions
  • Graduation Literacy 10 Assessment - no scheduled sessions