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Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework. Workshop 12. The QCAR Framework. an introduction for parents/carers. Workshop aims. To provide overview of the QCAR Framework and its components To describe the benefits of the Framework To explain its implementation in schools.

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Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework


Workshop 12

The QCAR Framework

an introduction for parents/carers


Workshop aims

  • To provide overview of the QCAR Framework and its components

  • To describe the benefits of the Framework

  • To explain its implementation in schools


The QCAR Framework

A comprehensive framework that aligns what is taught, how it is taught, how learning is assessed and how learning is reported for all students in Years 1–9. It supports:

  • Consistency

  • Comparability

  • Continuity

  • Diversity


The five components of the QCAR Framework


Essential Learnings

The knowledge and capabilities that students need to develop now, and draw on in the future, as active responsible citizens and lifelong learners.


Learning and assessment focus

Describes the focus of learning and assessment within the year-level juncture.

Ways of working

Describes the essential processes that students use to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

Knowledge and understanding

Describes essential concepts, facts and procedures of the KLA.


Essential Learnings capabilities

  • Working with knowledge

  • Developing identity and managing self

  • Acting in the social and political world


Standards

  • Describe qualities evident in student work

  • Provide a common language to describe the quality of achievement

  • Describe the features of performance for the A–E grades




The Queensland Comparable Assessment Tasks (QCATs) — Years 4, 6 and 9

  • Support consistency of teacher judgments

  • Model quality assessment

  • Provide information to teachers and students about:

    • what students know and can do

    • what is working well

    • what needs attention.


Guidelines for Reporting 4, 6 and 9

Provide support for:

  • twice-yearly reports

  • reports of individual student achievement on QCATs

  • a report for teachers on the implementation of QCATs.


More information on 4, 6 and 9the QCAR Framework

Website: www.qsa.qld.edu.au

Email: [email protected]


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