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.
- 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
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||critically analyse the political, social and cultural influences on student assessment practices||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||discuss a range of local, state, national and international imperatives and initiatives for collecting and reporting student achievement data||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||analyse comparative data from local students and from national and/or international cohorts of students||Intellectual rigour|
|4||describe ways in which cohort data on student assessment can be understood and reported||Intellectual rigour|
|5||devise ways to approach school improvement and professional practice, based on student assessment data, to improve student learning outcomes||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
Teaching and assessment
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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