Assessor panel responsibilities

Further details on the responsibilities of each panel member and what they should be aware of.

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Responsibilities of the Lead Assessor

In addition to assessing the trainee during the IACC 2022 written submission and interview, the Lead Assessor is also responsible for ensuring that:

  • the IACC 2022 is conducted appropriately and fairly
  • the standard of questions relating to the reflective narrative, including supplementary questions, are fair, relevant and proportionate to the areas for discussion
  • the questions relating to the case-based discussion scenarios are consistent and limited to the scope of the specified modules
  • the trainee is treated with respect and equity at all times
  • any reasonable adjustments as notified are properly accommodated
  • each assessor, including themselves, completes their forms fully prior to the pre-interview meeting and the final discussion
  • appropriate and equitable discussions are held to arrive at provisional and final consensus recommended outcomes
  • a consensus outcome is reached and recorded on the Lead Assessor feedback template along with the agreed feedback
  • they upload and record the final outcome and trainee feedback onto the online assessment system
  • any other requirements that ensure the trainee receives a fair and equitable assessment are implemented
  • they refer to the Senior Manager on duty if any issues arise during the assessment
  • assessors destroy all documents, outcomes and results held when notified by the School

The Lead Assessor or their nominee is also expected to attend the appropriate Examination Board relevant to their specialty and, where a majority decision is reached, the Lead Assessor should produce a brief report identifying the difference of opinion and why the panel prefers the majority decision.

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Responsibilities of the Panel Assessors

The assessors will be selected for assessor panels within their specialty and ensuring that there are no conflicts of interest.

It is critical that all panel members are consistent, fair, open and transparent in their assessment. The School offers training which assessors must attend before assessing trainees.

Each assessor on the panel will assess the trainee independently, noting the questions they asked and ensuring that they provide their own judgement and comments as required on the Assessor Feedback template.

Three IACC 2022 Panel Assessors, together, will ensure a fair and appropriate assessment of each candidate.

Following independent assessment of the critical reflective narrative and the interview, the IACC assessor panel will discuss the marking and feedback noted by each assessor and conduct a discussion, led by the Lead Assessor, to arrive at an agreed outcome for each trainee.