The role of an Associate Examiner is fundamental. Examiners are responsible for the objective, accurate, fair and consistent marking of Learners’ performance in a practical assessment which determines eligibility for General Dental Council registration. As an Examiner you are allocated to an online OSCE and may be asked to mark over different days.
Our Associate examiners have two main roles for our examinations, a Facilitator and Marker role.
The Facilitators oversee the practical question session with the candidate. This involves permitting the candidate into the online examination session, giving an introduction and brief overview of the session, and sharing the stations on screen. As with the normal OSCE facilitators are not expected to engage in conversation with the candidate outside of the instructions.
The markers use the recordings of the practical question sessions and watch them to mark the answers given by candidates. Marking is completed online through the MaxExam software, as it is for face to face and online OSCEs.
Facilitators and Markers are expected to highlight any suspicious behaviour during the online examinations to NEBDN.