Mathematics B Online Senior Marker Task

The Online Senior Marker Task is a key aspect of the senior marker application process and must be completed. It should take about 30 – 40 minutes.

Course materials

Personal statement 1

Senior markers are required to mark to the highest level of accuracy, ensure marker reliability and provide feedback to markers. Some senior markers will be required to deliver training.

Explain how your relevant experience adds value to the role of senior marker. (300 words)

Personal statement 2

Describe what you believe are the critical aspects of External assessment marking and how senior markers play a part in this system. (100 words)

Background

This task will focus on the sample instrument which is in the Supplementary materials from the 2017 External Assessment Trial for Mathematics B. You will be asked to make judgments based on evidence in responses.

Activity 1a

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 1, question 6.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Knowledge and Procedures (KAP).

Activity

Which of the following statements are true?

Activity 1b

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 1, question 6.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Communication and Justification (CAJ). Note that student answers do not need to be correct when making judgments in CAJ.

Activity

Determine whether the following statement is true or false. Justify your decision. (30 words) 

Activity 2a

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 2, question 2.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Modelling and Problem Solving (MAP).

 

Activity

Which of the following statements are true?

Activity 2b

The activity below is taken from the sample instrument, paper 2, question 2.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Communication and Justification (CAJ). Note that student answers do not need to be correct when making judgments in CAJ.

Activity

Determine whether the following statements are true or false. Justify your decision. (30 words) 

Activity 3a

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 2, question 6.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Modelling and Problem Solving (MAP).

 

 

Activity

Which of the following statements are true?

Activity 3b

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 2, question 6.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Communication and Justification (CAJ). Note that student answers do not need to be correct when making judgments in CAJ.

 

 

Activity

Determine whether the following statements are true or false. Justify your decision. (50 words) 

Activity 4a

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 2, question 5.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Modelling and Problem Solving (MAP).

Activity

Markers were required to identify which of the following statements are true.

A marker has incorrectly identified all three statements as true statements.

As a senior marker, you will be required to provide feedback to markers.

In your feedback, identify the true statement/s from the list above. Explain your reasoning to the marker. (50 words)

Activity 4b

The activity below is taken from the Supplementary materials, sample instrument, paper 2, question 5.

The focus of this activity is on making judgments on Communication and Justification (CAJ). Note that student answers do not need to be correct when making judgments in CAJ.

Activity

Markers were required to decide whether the following statement is true or false.

A marker has incorrectly identified this statement as false.

As a senior marker, you will be required to provide feedback to markers.

In your feedback, explain to the marker why this statement is true. (50 words)

Thank you

Thank you for completing the Online Senior Marker Task.

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