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Not offered in 2020

Unit description

Addresses the important role of assessment in improving student learning outcomes. Students critically examine political, social, cultural and pedagogical issues impacting on student assessment practices at state, national and international levels. The unit enables teachers to utilise assessment data from their own students, and broader cohorts, to improve student learning outcomes.

Unit content

  • The political, social and cultural influences on assessment practices
  • Assessment and school improvement
  • State, national and international assessment and reporting initiatives(e.g. PISA, NAPLAN)
  • Reading an interpreting assessment data
  • Critiquing assessment processes and data collection and analysis to improve student learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1critically analyse the political, social and cultural influences on student assessment practices
2discuss a range of local, state, national and international imperatives and initiatives for collecting and reporting student achievement data
3analyse comparative data from local students and from national and/or international cohorts of students
4describe ways in which cohort data on student assessment can be understood and reported
5devise ways to approach school improvement and professional practice, based on student assessment data, to improve student learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse the political, social and cultural influences on student assessment practices
  2. discuss a range of local, state, national and international imperatives and initiatives for collecting and reporting student achievement data
  3. analyse comparative data from local students and from national and/or international cohorts of students
  4. describe ways in which cohort data on student assessment can be understood and reported
  5. devise ways to approach school improvement and professional practice, based on student assessment data, to improve student learning outcomes

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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