Distribution Of Assessment Forms:
The purpose of this policy is to provide direction within the Connecticut State Referee Program on the distribution of completed assessment forms.
The objective of this policy is to provide confidentiality of the completed report while providing those with a "need to know" access to the information necessary to (1) approve officials for upgrading, (2) assign officials to various level of games based on the officials' competency, (3) develop lists of officials who are in the top 10 or 20 in their grades, and (4) allow for training of assessors.
(a) The following individuals at the State Association level may have access to the full-completed assessment reports (numeric ratings and feedback), as a normal function of their assigned duties:
(1) State Director of Assessment (SDA)
(2) State Referee Administrator
(3) Chairman, State Referee Committee
(b) Without the distribution of the reports, the State Referee Committee may discuss assessment results for the purposes of referee training, development, upgrade, or selection for tournament or other special appointments. Assessment reports are to be viewed as a tool for referee development and not as a document to be accessed in a disciplinary or review for action forums.
(c) The Chairman of the National Referee Committee may approve disclosure of assessment information to officers of the United States Youth Soccer Association and the United States Amateur Soccer Association upon request in writing from those officers. The request will be coordinated directly between the organizations requesting the data and the Chairman of the National Referee Committee with an information copy being provided to the SDA.
(d) Assessor mentors may work with new or newly upgraded assessors in the development of the assessment reports and feedback forms provided the mentor participated with the assessor in the field evaluation.
(a) Copies of the Report of Assessment of Game Officials for Grade 6 Referees and below go to the SDA of the state the officials are currently registered. For Grade 5 Referees in addition to going to the SDA, a copy should also be sent to the National Referee Office. For Grade 5 Referees who are National Referee Candidates, copies of report are forwarded to the appropriate SDA, the Regional Assessor Coordinator, and the National Referee Office. Should a National Referee fail an assessment, a copy of the Report of Assessment and Feedback Report will be also be sent to the National Director of Referee Assessment?
(b) Assessments for matches associated with assignments that are posted on the US Pro Soccer Web-site, will be done directly on line. This will negate most of the distribution requirement. Follow current US Soccer guidelines for distribution requirements with the National Office.