Provincial Assessments and Examinations


General Guidelines for the Hiring of Markers

The following notes are intended to inform applicants about the policies and procedures established for the purpose of equitably selecting markers.

In order to participate on a marking team, markers need to submit an application form annually.

If selected to mark in a given session, markers will be notified via 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. As much as possible, training, credentialling and marking occurs on weekends or holidays.

During the July marking session, NO marking teams will be required to mark for the entire period. The various marking teams will be organized to begin and end marking on differing dates. Nevertheless, when planning personal schedules, applicants should be prepared to mark during any portion of the entire session.

It is the applicant's responsibility to submit a revised form if any information such as address, name, email(s), school and/or teaching assignments change. Alternatively, updates may be sent 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.

Please fill out the applicable form, print and then either fax to 250-953-0460 or scan and email it to exams@gov.bc.ca

Marker Application
EN 12, COM 12, EFP 12, FRAL/P 12

The following qualifications are considered in the selection process of each applicant:

* holds a valid B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate of Qualification
* teaches at a B.C. certified school
* currently a teacher of the applicable subject (s)
* has at least two years experience teaching the applicable subject(s) or curriculum(s)
* is credentialled

The following qualifications are considered in the selection process of each applicant:

* is credentialled
* holds a valid B.C. Ministry of Education Certificate of Qualification
* teaches at a B.C. certified school
* current senior secondary teacher of Math 10 or higher and/or Science 10 or higher
* curent Math 9 and/or Science 9 teachers may be considered
* has at least two years experience teaching the applicable subject(s) or curriculum(s) at the secondary level
* strong numeracy and problem-solving skills
* professional and collegial
* ability to work on a team
* organized and detail-oriented

Marker Credentialling

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 extensively graded by teachers from across British Columbia, and a consensus for each question's mark has been established.

The purpose of the credentialling workshop is to:

i) outline the duties and responsibilities of markers;
ii) establish valid and reliable marking processes; and,
iii) credential BC teachers for the purpose of marking.

The workshops consist of orientation, familiarization with the holistic marking 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 workshops:

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, April 7 2018 (Richmond)

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, April 8 2018 (Victoria)

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, April 14 2018 (Terrace)

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, April 20 2018 (Prince George)

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, April 21 2018 (Kelowna)

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, May 6, 2018 (Richmond)

English 12 Credentialling, May 12 2018 - a.m (Vancouver)

Com 12 Credentialling, May 12 2018 - p.m. (Vancouver)

Numeracy Assessment Credentialling, July 17 2018 (Richmond)

Note: Personal information is collected by the Ministry of Education under section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purposes of keeping an eligibility list of markers for the current year and administering marking contracts. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact the Manager - Examinations Administration & Marking, Student Certification Branch, at P.O. Box 9886, Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC V8W 9T6, or phone 250-812-0272.

Grade 12 Provincial French Oral Composition Marking Application