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EEE314 Assessment and Reporting (8)

Abstract

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.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEE314
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English, EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society & Environment, EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics; EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design & Technology, EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: PD/H/PE, EMS Curriculum Method 1: Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • understand the social and political trends which inform assessment practices;
  • understand how to assess student learning - Demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning;
  • understand how to provide feedback to students on their learning - Demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing timely and appropriate feedback to students about their learning;
  • be able to make consistent and comparable judgements - Demonstrate understanding of assessment moderation and its application to support consistent and comparable judgements of student learning;
  • be able to interpret student data - Demonstrate the capacity to interpret student assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice;
  • understand how to report on student achievement - Demonstrate understanding of a range of strategies for reporting to students and parents/carers and the purpose of keeping accurate and reliable records of student achievemen;
  • have examined and understood the national assessment program.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • assessment for learning Principles of assessment for Learning;
  • assessing Student Achievement - Strategies for Assessing Student Achievement;
  • Self & Peer Assessment Strategies for Peer and Self-Assessment;
  • designing assessment items for a range of learners;
  • assessment in the Senior Years;
  • designing a quality test;
  • National Assessment Program;
  • Reporting Student Achievement ;
  • Purpose of Assessment & Reporting.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.