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The role of the assistant examiner is integral to the success of a marking window and Cambridge will support you throughout your marking session to ensure you have all the guidance you need to complete your task.
The assistant examiner will be part of a team which marks candidates' scripts and will work closely with their team leader. You can contact your team leader throughout the marking session should you have any questions or difficulties with any aspect of your task.
For paper based marking you will attend a standardisation meeting which will be held shortly after the examination (or towards the end of the period for speaking tests) date. This is where the principal examiner will discuss and finalise the mark scheme with all examiners to ensure consistent and accurate marking. Also for paper based marking only, appoint a checker to ensure that the recording, addition and transfer of marks has been carried out accurately.
For on screen marking, standardisation will be done through an online training session, this will also take place shortly after the examinations date.
Mark a specific number of scripts in line with approved marking instructions and to the required standard, and to complete all administrative tasks within a preset timescale.
Prepare and submit a report to the team leader/principal examiner.
Carry out all these services in line with our instructions and schedules.
The majority of our papers are marked onscreen using RM Assessor software. Examiners outside the UK will mark onscreen and do not need to attend any standardisation meetings. They may be required to participate in a virtual training session.
You will be supported throughout the process by your team leader and will also have acces to our dedicated helpdesk which has expert staff on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding online marking, marking dates etc.
You need to create a profile and register for job alerts to become an examiner with Cambridge. This will advise you when we are recruiting for examiners with your area(s) of expertise. Please note that the application will not work using Internet Explorer.
If you need help completing the online register please use the Creating a Careers Portal Profile document.