Prior to partaking in assessment, each assessee will have full information on assessment criteria, marking schemes, names of assessors, and results process.
Results are issued to assessees from MII by post only.
Within 21 days of issuing of results, an assessee may apply to MII for a review of their assessment. A request for review must be made in writing by the assessee. At this review, all assessor remarks will be available as will a discussion with the assessor.
There is no fee for reviewing assessment.
Within 10 days of reviewing the assessment, an assessee may appeal a result. No appeal may be made until or unless the assessee has applied to review their assessment.
The assessee may apply for a re-evaluation of their work. A re-evaluation means the reconsideration in detail of all or part of the existing assessment material where feasible by the internal and external examiners
An application for a review which is based on the sole grounds of disagreement with the assessment outcome will not be considered.
A request for re-evaluation must be made in writing by the assessee. This request must identify the element or elements of the assessment for which the re-evaluation is being sought. It must also specify the grounds on which the re-evaluation is sought and must contain all the information which the assessee requires to have taken into account in the re-evaluation.
The candidate may seek a re-evaluation under one of the following grounds:
MII will charge a re-evaluation fee of €150. This fee must be included with the letter of application for a re-evaluation. In the event that the result is changed, the Re-evaluation Fee will be refunded to the assessee.
The assessment will be forwarded to the Appeals Board. The Appeals Board may make one of three decisions:
If the Appeals Board decides to send the work for external review, it will be sent to an assessor who was not involved in the initial assessment. That external assessor will review the work in its entirety and return it to the Appeals Board with recommendations.
The Appeals Board on consideration of this may make one of two decisions:
This is the final stage of appeal.
Council for MII will appoint two Advanced Members from Council and one member of the Accreditation Policy Committee to the Appeals Board. One of these members will be appointed chairperson. The Appeals Board will consider the appeal on the grounds on which it is based. All assessment evidence related to the appeal will be made available to the Board. The Board may consult with internal and external assessors as appropriate.
The Appeals Board decision is final.