Calling All; Teaching Assistant, Student Teacher, Substitute Teacher, Retired Teacher, Test Administrators
In partnership with The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) we are currently hiring Testing Administrators to administer The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in various schools within their local geographic area.
CMEC provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education. PISA is an international assessment of the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds.
The study is overseen by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and involves the participation of over 80 countries or economies worldwide. PISA covers four domains: science, mathematics, and reading; plus a fourth domain in some countries and Canadian jurisdictions: financial literacy. Although each assessment covers all domains, the major domain alternates with each assessment; in 2018, the major domain will be reading.
In Canada, the PISA 2018 main study will be administered from April 23 to May 31, 2018 in about 1,000 schools across the country. Approximately 20,000 15-year-old students chosen at random from these schools will participate in the assessment.
We are seeking approximately 250 - 300 test administrators from all Canadian provinces to administer the test on the dates and times stipulated by the participating schools.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Test Administrators will be required for a minimum of three-and-a-half to four days:
- One half-day for the reception of the training materials ( mid-march 2018);
- Two half-days for the on-line training sessions prior to the administration period ( mid to end of March 2018);
- One day to familiarize yourself with the materials;
- One half-day for each school pre-assessment visit ( beginning of April 2018; primary test administrator only; multiplied by the number of schools assigned);
- One day for the actual test administration ( between April 23 to M
- Receive the test-administrator training kits;
- Participate in on-line training sessions prior to the test-administration period;
- Contact the designated school(s) by phone as directed by the administration procedures.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, particularly in a school environment.
- Intermediate computer knowledge.
- Access to a personal home computer with Internet access and an appropriate e-mail address.
- Possession of a valid driver's license, insurance, and vehicle (own means of transportation).
- Ability to lift containers (approximate weight: 20 kg).
- Eligibility to legally work in Canada.
- Experience as a student teacher, a substitute teacher, or a retired teacher.
- Experience in teaching the target subjects.
- English-French bilingualism, in some locations.
- Availability for required days between April 23 to May 31, 2018
- One half-day for the reception of the training materials;
- One day for the attending on-line training sessions ( two half-day sessions);
- One day to familiarize yourself with the material;
- One half-day for each school pre-assessment visit (multiplied by the number of schools assigned).
- One day for the actual test administration (multiplied by the number of schools assigned).
Interested candidates should send their resume or cover letter with expression of interest and qualifications
Please be sure to include your closest major town/city and any other local areas within 50 kilometres that you would be willing to travel to. Mileage is reimbursed. Pay is $200 per day plus expense reimbursement.