Concerns over TCE markers rejected
THE office in charge of assessing Tasmanian secondary school students has rejected union claims there will not be enough staff to mark exams this year.
The Australian Education Union has accused the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification of not having enough staff to mark Tasmanian Certificate of Education exams, which began this week.
AEU Secondary Colleges committee of management president Peta-Maree RevellCook said as an example, one health and PE subject that required 20 markers had only been allocated 10 markers to complete 115 hours of work.
Ms Revell-Cook called on the assessment office to assure students it would provide an adequate amount of quality markers, with marking to start on November 24.
“Not having enough staff means that markers will be rushed to get everything marked on the tight deadline, which means the quality of the marking will inevitably suffer,” she said.
A spokeswoman for the assessment office said enough staff had been appointed from schools to mark exams for most courses.