In response to several questions about the revised assessment program, the following Frequently Asked Questions are provided.
Q. Can the same assessor assess a referee in the middle and then as an assistant in the same year?
Q. Is there only one from for both the referee and the assistant?
Q. Is there any specific weight that should be given to any of the three criteria?
A. No, all the criteria are considered equally important for the referee’s total performance.
Q. The procedure says 75 points is the starting point for grading the referee. Is that 75 points for each of the criteria or 75 points for the total score?
A. 75 is the starting point for the total score in each criterion you add or subtract points in each criterion. Example: in the first criteria, you may add one point in the positive points column or subtract one point in the needs improvement column, this at the assessor’s discretion. Then add and subtract the points from each criteria to get the total score at the bottom of the form.
Q. Is the same form used for Referees, National Candidates, and National referees?
Q. What should the file name be?
A. The referees’ surnames (i.e. smith-jones-davis.pdf) , because that is how the Regional coordinators track who the assessment is for, by just looking at the file name.
Q. I can’t write on the form, what do I do?
A. Download Adobe Reader which is a free download then it will work.
Q. Who at NISOA gets the assessment form?
A. Go to this link for instructions on how to upload the form to NISOA. See the video tutorial below.
If there are further questions leave a comment/question here or refer to the nisoa.com web site under forms and download the assessor procedures zip file.