EEE503 Assessment and Reporting (8)


Assessment and reporting are significant aspects of school education. Educational achievement and reporting of this is crucial to ongoing success for learners. Assessment monitors learning progress and reporting makes the results available to a range of audiences. Understanding the complexities surrounding assessment and reporting is essential for effective teaching. This subject compares and contrasts assessment and reporting strategies relevant to school education. Skills and practices required for effective assessing and reporting are explored with specific attention to identifying and understanding the challenges and complexities encountered by teachers when assessing and reporting on academic performance.

Assessment as learning occurs when students reflect on and monitor their progress to inform their progress. Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgments to improve student learning. Assessment for improved student learning and deep understanding requires a range of assessment practices to be used. Reporting is the process by which assessment information is communicated to help students, parents and teachers to make decisions by providing information about what students know and can do, together with recommendations for their future learning.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEE503
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

The following subject is assumed knowledge for those students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) course: EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies. The following subjects are assumed knowledge for those students enrolled inthe Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course: EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English or EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society & Environment or EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics or EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design & Technology or EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: PD/H/PE or EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science.

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed EEE405
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand social and political trends
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing feedback to students
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of assessment moderation
  • be able to demonstrate the capacity to analyse, research and interpret student data
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of a range of strategies for reporting on student achievement
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the National Assessment Program


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Assessment for Learning
  • Assessing student achievement
  • Self and Peer assessment
  • Designing Assessment
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Designing a quality test
  • National Assessment Program
  • Reporting student achievement
  • Purposes of Assessment and Reporting


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.