CFEFD Exam - Item Writer/Grader – Spring 2019

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Signup Deadline: 04-04-2019
Starts: 04-05-2019
Ends: 04-05-2019


How does this role benefit the work of the organization and the profession?

This role supports the education and credential activities of the SOA. 

Responsibilities & Duties

Seeking volunteers to support the CFE-FD Exam. Volunteers will need to read the syllabus material, write questions and grade exams.   

The responsibilities and duties will include:

- Read the material and write one question January-March

- Develop a solution to their question and manage their question through
  the SOA's approval process

- If question is selected, there is an opportunity to grade the exam

- Good verbal and written communication skills

- Maintain confidentiality in accordance with the SOA Education Confidentiality Agreement 

Time Commitment

  • 61 to 80 hours
  • Volunteers should be prepared to read 100-200 pages of syllabus material in February-March. Develop one exam quality question and grading rubric by the end of March. Be available to revise & update the question until early June.
  • Grading typically involves 20-30 hours to initially grade exam questions and attendance at a 2.5-day Central Grading session to finalize the grading 

Experience Required

  • Must be an FSA
  • Successful completion of the CFEFD exam is helpful but not required. 

Opportunity Location

  • US and Canada Only 

Travel Required

  • Graders should expect to attend one off-site Central Grading meeting. 

SOA Training Required

If new to exam development, it is recommended that the volunteer attend a one-time item writing meeting or go through the on-line training course. 

Primary Area of Practice

Open to all Specializations


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