EEE405 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.
This subject meets the National Graduate Teaching Standards which require teachers to: Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning, in particular Standard 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4 and 5.5.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students.

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.

Subject Relationships

EEE503 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand social and political trends;
  • be able to understand how to assess student learning;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the purpose of providing feedback;
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of assessment moderation and consistent and comparable judgements;
  • be able to demonstrate the capacity to interpret student assessment data;
  • be able to understand the range of strategies for reporting on student achievement; and
  • be able to understand the national assessment program.


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Assessment for Learning
  • Assessing Student Achievement
  • Self and Peer Assessment
  • Designing Assessment
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Assessment in the senior years
  • Designing a Quality Test
  • National Assessment Program
  • Reporting Student Achievement
  • The Purpose of Assessment and Reporting

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEE405 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Strategies for assessing & assessing student work
Strategies for assessing & analysis of naplan

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.