Assessor standardization

Cancellation of the assessment

Home » Assessor standardization 4. Cancellation of the assessment In some circumstances in may not be possible to complete the English language assessment and / or validate the result. This may be the case for several reasons, such as (but not limited to) those given below: The candidate’s IT equipment is not of a sufficiently [...]
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Tips for conducting remote assessments

Home » Assessor standardization 3. Tips for conducting remote assessments You may find that candidates are more nervous in a remote assessment environment, particularly candidates who are less used to using videoconferencing tools. As a result, you may need to make an additional effort to put them at ease. You may also find that there [...]
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Making your decision

Home » Assessor standardization 2. Making your decision Once the assessment is completed, assessors should explain to the candidate that he or she will be redirected to the virtual waiting room while the assessors finalise their marking, a process which will normally take around 5 minutes. You should ask the candidate to remain in front [...]
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Identity and security checks

Home » Assessor standardization 1. Identity and security checks Once one of the assessors has started the recording, one of the assessors should ask the candidate should place a proof of identity in front of the camera so that it can be clearly seen by both assessors Next the assessors should ask the candidate to [...]
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Conducting tests and entering marks – examiner’s procedure.

Home » Assessor standardization Conducting assessments and entering marks – assessor’s procedure. 1. Log in When you login to your account, you will see this page: Ensure that all your candidates are on your list before starting tests. 2. Upload videos (if working on site) Click on “upload local video” for the relevant candidate, and [...]
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Examiner feedback

Home » Assessor standardization 10. Assessor feedback If the assessor notices a recurrent problem or an error with the examination material, then a feedback form is available to all assessors in order to provide feedback. This feedback is critical as it directly affects the quality of the service provided.
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Debriefing

Home » Assessor standardization 9. Debriefing Candidates should have a pertinent and clear debriefing explaining reasoning behind the level given. This is especially the case where a candidate has failed (3 or below) or was expecting a better result (4 instead of 5). Assessors should not hesitate to show the ICAO marking grid and explain [...]
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Pass or fail?

Home » Assessor standardization 8. Pass or fail? Perhaps the hardest decision to make is when you have to fail a candidate. This can sometimes be made harder when a pilot is under professional pressure to pass the exam. The overriding question you must ask yourself as an assessor is: Is this person safe? If [...]
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Making your decision

Home » Assessor standardization 7. Making your decision After each assessment, the two assessors discuss the candidate’s performance and decide on the level to award him or her. The differences between level 4 and 5 are sometimes subtle and take time to identify. Do remember that you can contact the AEPS head office to ask [...]
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Interaction

Home » Assessor standardization 6. Interaction Basic guidance on assessing interaction: Interaction refers to the ability to communicate and respond efficiently (quickly in the case of radiotelephony) as well as the ability to initiate exchanges and resolve misunderstandings. Interaction is an extremely important part of communications during radiotelephony exchanges. Rapidity and accuracy are essential. Are [...]
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