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Developing an ETB Sectoral Model for the External Authentication of Assessment

This consultation is open until  July 30th 2017

On behalf of the ETBI FET Directors’ QA Strategy Group, a project was commissioned in November 2016, to research and review current approaches to external authentication within the sector. The project aimed to identify and recommend the necessary elements of a new ETB sectoral model and approach to external authentication, which would enhance consistency in the sector in quality assuring programme standards and learner achievement.

The methodology undertaken to complete this project was a combination of research on national and international practice, focus groups and key stakeholder discussions. A thorough review of all elements of the current external authentication process was undertaken, including the related QQI guidelines, the role of the External Authenticator (EA), the EA panel, current approaches to EA training and the EA process. This consultation paper was devised from and informed by this process.

This Consultation Paper presents proposals for a new ETB sectoral model for external authentication and it is envisaged that subject to your feedback, will form a new ETB Sectoral Model for the external authentication of assessment.

We look forward to your contribution. Online Survey

Written Submissions should be emailed to: Please  use this  Consultation Submission Template

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