Security of Assessment

Assessment Security

Tipperary ETB’s (TETB) FET centres adhere to local practices and procedures to ensure that systems are in place to protect the security and integrity of the assessment process.

These include:


  • Protecting the security and integrity of learner assessment documentation and assessment materials, including learner work where appropriate
  • Maintaining and securing assessment results and records
  • Supervising assessments
  • Addressing any intentional or unintentional acts by learners and staff, which may impact on the validity of the assessment process
  • Monitoring a representative sample of assessment events at the point of assessment delivery
  • Reviewing regularly local assessment security arrangements and updating these as appropriate

The new data protection legislation in May 2018  (GDPR) has increased the focus on the security of assessment material in local FET centres, and, security remains an important concern for TETB.

The publication of Assessment Reference Documents for FET (2018)  outlines best practice guidelines for the secure storage of assessment material. This supported and prompted TETB  to form a QA Task Group in October 2018 to develop a common procedure for FET.

The work of this task group has progressed significantly, and, as at February 2019, a draft procedure is now available for review by TETB’s QA Steering Group (QASG). This will then be available for wider consultation by FET practitioners. Once these consultations and reviews are concluded, the procedure will be published  – this is expected by December 2019.