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TIMSS Test Administrator 2023 - Main Study Northern Ireland

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22 Sep 2022

TIMSS Test Administrator 2023 - Main Study (Northern Ireland)

Reference: TIMSS/TA/NI/2023

Closing date: 30 September 2022 at midnight


The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is an international study developed by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA). The study takes place in over 60 countries every four years and provides a unique insight into how well pupils from all over the world can apply knowledge and skills in mathematics and science at Grades 4 and 8.

Pearson is responsible for the delivery of TIMSS 2023 in Northern Ireland for Grade 4 (Year 6). Main Study assessments will take place between 01/05/23 - 30/06/23.

To administer this study, Pearson is recruiting external Test Administrators.

Pupils will complete an online assessment and questionnaire. Test Administrators will therefore need to be confident with technology. However training will be given on accessing and using the online platform, and schools are asked to have an IT technician available on the day.


Test Administrators (TAs) administer the tests and questionnaires within designated schools, ensuring that the international prescribed procedures are adhered to in all schools. Personnel who are engaged for this role will be trained remotely on the procedures and must attend two live training/Q&A sessions, one in the period 10th - 16th March 2023 and one just prior to visiting schools (please refer to the FAQs for more details).

Main Responsibilities

? Liaise with the School Coordinator or Principal regarding arrangements for the test day, such as room bookings and desk/table layout of the room/s to be used and access to IT facilities.

? Ensure that pupils receive the correct assessments on the day.

? Administer the assessments and questionnaires in accordance with the training and instructions provided, maintaining their security at all times.

? Ensure the correct timing of the sessions, recording the session start and end times on the Test Administrator Form.

? Record pupil participation on the Pupil Tracking Form.

? Collate and package all paper materials (attendance registers, paper questionnaires, TA reports etc.), ensuring these are securely stored overnight and ready for collection/dispatch to Pearson

? Remind the School Coordinator to ensure all questionnaires (School, Teacher, and Home) are completed by assessment day.

? In some instances, the Test Administrator will be required to transport laptops to the school, please indicate on your application form if you would be happy to do this (and have your own car with space for c.10 laptops).

Essential Experience

  • Experience of working in a school classroom.

  • Confident using IT

Desirable Experience

  • Experience of working with primary school aged pupils.

  • Experience of invigilating examinations.

Competencies Required

? Ability to adhere to specified procedural standards.

? Excellent verbal communication skills.

? Good organisation and administrative skills.

? Ability to work to agreed timeframes.

Essential Requirements

? Availability to complete remote training during the period 10th - 16th Mar 2023.

? Availability required Monday to Friday, from 01 May - 30 June 2023. Arrival time at school is usually 08:00, and finish time is approximately 13:00 but can vary.

? Car and driving license for travel to schools.

? A current Enhanced AccessNI certificate. If you don't hold a current certificate certification will be carried out as part of the recruitment process.

? Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Desirable Requirements

? Occasionally overnight stays may be necessary to be at the school by 08:00. Test Administrators should indicate on their application form if they are able to do overnight stays.

Application Information We have a number of opportunities available for teaching professionals to join our growing teams of examiners, moderators and verifiers.

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  • Job Reference: 718258547-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Pearson
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent