Unit description

Examines the role that assessment and reporting plays in the classroom curriculum. The unit investigates relevant theory underpinning the practical application and use of assessment and reporting in modern classrooms and specifically explores the concepts, issues, concerns and techniques associated with assessment, evaluation and reporting of school achievement.

Unit content

  1. Features an examination of the learning design process and the location of assessment and reporting within.
  2. Features of outcomes-based approaches to teaching and learning, particularly as implemented in NSW and Queensland primary schools.
  3. Descriptions and examinations of assessment and reporting policies, practices and principles at the State/national, school and classroom levels.
  4. Features of assessment and reporting in contemporary primary classroom.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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Fee information


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