The BJCP home page currently has a signup for Grader Training in San Diego on June 10. Sign up if you are a grader who is attending the conference and can find time in your schedule.

Grader Training Registration Now Open

The second phase of exam grader training will be on Wednesday, June 10 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego in the Windsor room. The training will be a continuation of the class given at NHC 2014 where overall grading philosophies and the BJCP Score Sheet Guide were discussed. This class will involve actual grading of judging exams, and a discussion of how the scores and ranks were determined. These exams have been graded by the Associate Exam Directors and consensus scores were given for each criteria: Perception, Description, Completeness and Feedback. Each exam was also assigned a rank based on the overall consensus score.

Everyone who registers to attend should download the exam packet (Exam Sheets and Proctor Sheets) and grade these exams prior to the class. No RTP is needed, just scoring of perception, description, completeness and feedback. This will reduce downtime and allow for a more productive discussion. The packet consists of six judging exam score sheets, proctor score sheets, EGF, and the exam beer description. If you are new to grading make sure you review the score sheet guide for direction on how to score. Bring your scores and justification for how you scored the exams so we can have an interactive discussion. If you have any questions regarding the training please send them to the Education Director.

Registration is free to BJCP exam graders, but the class is limited to 50 people. Register here, but be sure you select NHC 2015 Grader Training from the drop-down list to register for the correct event. No food will be served at this event.

Here is the presentation from last year.