Who marks the tests, tasks and exams for Grades 4 to 9?

Who marks the tests, tasks and exams for Grades 4 to 9?

Grade 4 to 9 assessments can be marked by the parent/guardian or tutor using the memorandums provided. Certain assessment components are accompanied by a rubric that indicates how the assessment component should be answered, as well as how to mark and score the component. Marks should be captured on the Optimi Learning Portal.

It is in the best interest of the learner for the parent/guardian to ensure that the results of the assessment tasks such as tests and examinations are valid and reliable by implementing measures such as the invigilation of the learner during the process of completing the assessment tasks. 

The parent/guardian should monitor the progress of the learner between Grades 1 to 9, and they should keep a record of the learner’s progress, which should be available upon request. They should also submit the reports (generated by a competent assessor) at the end of Grades 3, 6, and 9 to the Head of the Department at their Provincial Department of Education.
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