Interim Reviewers

  • Role of an Interim Reviewer
  • Guidelines for conducting test assessments
  • How to user a course assessment form
  • How your status as an Interim Reviewer is changed to Certified Reviewer
  • Your user dashboard
  • Email notifications

Role of an Interim Reviewer

An Interim Reviewer is usually a qualified person who has completed a TELAS Peer Review Workshop and is in the process of undertaking two test assessments using TELAS Online.  If the reviewer achieves an adequate mark in their test assessments, their TELAS role changes to Certified Reviewer.

Guidelines for conducting Test Assessments

  1. When you have been approved as an Interim Reviewer, you may login to complete your two test assessments which you will find in your user dashboard.  
  2. As an Interim Reviewer you are assigned course reviews by the TELAS Administrator by email with the expectation that you will be able to complete the assigned reviews as soon as possible. 
  3. Please contact the TELAS Administrator if you are unable to complete the assignments in a reasonable time frame.
  4. You are deemed to have accepted an assignment unless you reply to your notification email and inform the TELAS Administrator that you are unable to accept the assignment.
  5. The TELAS system records the assigned and completed dates for all assessments.
  6. Admin reviews are always completed prior to you assessing the two courses assigned to you. You cannot edit those components of a course that have been assessed by the Admin Reviewer.  However, you will be required to select the summary totals for each standard in the assessment.
  7. Your completed test assessments are displayed in your user dashboard.
  8. Once your reviews are complete, they will be evaluated by TELAS and if you have achieved an adequate score, the TELAS Administrator will be notified and your role will be changed from Interim Reviewer to Certified Reviewer. 
  9. You will be notified by email of the results of your assessments and the change in role to Certified Reviewer.
  10. Before commencing an assessment you will need to call or email the Course Enrollment Contact in order to make arrangement to enroll in the course. You will find these contact details above the assessment form in the Course Details Panel.

How to use a course assessment form

  1. The assessment form is divided into separate pages to make the screen layout of forms more user friendly. View this diagram for a description of the different elements in the assessment form layout.
  2. Assessment forms contain the following hierarchy of elements:
    Standards: There are 8 standards in the form – two for each of the four domains.
    Performance Criteria: Each standard contains a number of performance criteria.
    Success indicators: Each performance criteria contains a number of success indicators.
    Measure of Performance: the individual score for each success indicator.
    Overall Score: the summary score for each performance criteria.
    Comments: available at the end of each standard.
  3. When you open an assessment form, you will find a Course Details Summary panel displayed at the top of the page displaying critical information about the course.
  4. As you can see from the diagram, each page on the assessment form displays several Performance Criteria. The Success Indicators for each Performance Criteria are displayed by selecting the dropdown arrow visible on the left of each Performance Criteria.
  5. You score each Success Indicator by selecting one of four choices – Yes, Yes But, No But or No. Selected scores are colour coded when clicked.
  6. You must also select the Overall Score for each Performance Criteria. The Overall Score is a “summary” score you assign to each Performance Criteria and its Success Indicators. For example, if you selected Yes, Yes and No for three Success Indicators, you could assign a Yes But score to the Overall Score.
  7. Admin Reviewer scores are displayed in dark grey to differentiate them from your own scores which are marked in blue. You cannot edit the Admin Reviewer’s individual scores but you are responsible for assessing the Overall Scores for those Performance Criteria scored by the Admin Reviewer.
  8. The Form has a progress bar to indicate which standard you have completed. 
  9. If the assessment displays less than 100% at the end of your assessment, visible on the standards row above the assessment, it means you have missed one or more scores.  Missed scores are identified by the X symbol in a circle on the the standards row.   Select that Standard with the X and then drill-down to identify the performance criteria that has not been scored, which is also displayed with an X next to the criteria description. 
  10. A comment field is available at the end of each standard in the form.  A prefix user type identifier is automatically added to each comment once the assessment is saved, i.e. [Admin-Reviewer], [First Reviewer] or [Second Reviewer].  Names are not added, only the reviewer type.  Reviewers should include a ref number as to which success indicator their comment applies.
  11. Navigation buttons are displayed at the bottom of each page, including Back and Next.   Once Standard 8 is displayed, you will see Save and Mark Complete.  To cancel an assessment, simply exit the page without saving in which case all input will be lost.
  12. Assessments can be saved at any point and you are able to return later to complete the assessment.  Once complete, the reviewer must select Mark Complete.

How your status as an Interim Reviewer is changed to a Certified Reviewer

  1. You will receive an email notification once you have completed your test assessments and been approved as a Certified Reviewer.
  2. Once your TELAS role has changed to Certified Reviewer, your next login will direct you to a Certified Reviewer’s dashboard which has additional tabs that were not available to you as an Interim Reviewer.  At that point you may refer to the Help section for details on how to proceed as a Certified Reviewer once you are assigned as course.

Your user dashboard

  1. Once you are registered as an Interim Reviewer, you will have access to a user dashboard that lists any and all courses they have been assigned to you.
  2. Your user dashboard is only populated when a course assessment has been commenced.
  3. Courses that have been assigned to you will be listed in the assigned tab. If you partially complete an assessment and save it, you will find it later listed under the “in-progress” tab. Assessments that you mark as completed will be displayed under the completed tab.
  4. Dashboard lists are dynamic and change according to the data input by users in their online sessions.

Email notifications

  1. Certain actions by users in TELAS trigger auto generated emails to users.  As an Interim Reviewer, you receive an email confirmation when registering and you can expect to receive an email when a course is assigned to you for assessment. You will also receive an email if and when your roles changes to that of a Certified Reviewer.
  2. Emails are sent to the email address you submitted in your User Profile. 
  3. All emails to users are sent from and subject lines are preceded by the word [TELAS].