Workshops to support the implementation of the new languages syllabuses in Years 7-10. Purpose of the day To provide support in understanding: assessment issues related to the new languages syllabuses in Years 7-10 the ICT requirements of the new languages syllabuses in Years 7-10.
Workshops to support the implementation of the new languages syllabuses in Years 7-10
Purpose of the day syllabuses in Years 7-10
To provide support in understanding:
To provide opportunities to work collaboratively towards
What has happened so far? syllabuses in Years 7-10
New syllabuses were released in 2003.
In 2004 the Languages Unit:
Assessment should be an integral part of a unit of work and should support student learning.
Assessment is the process of identifying, gathering and interpreting information about students’ learning. The central purpose of assessment is to provide information on student achievement and progress and set direction for ongoing teaching and learning.
What assessment advice has been issued? should support student learning.
Principles of Assessment and Reporting in NSW Government Schools DET NSW 1996
Consistency in Assessment and Reporting: a Support package for Secondary Schools CD-ROM package
In 2004 the Board of Studies issued: should support student learning.
FAQs should support student learning.
Assessment expectations should support student learning.
Schools develop assessment policies which:
Teachers plan assessment strategies when planning should support student learning.
teaching and learning activities.
Teachers’ judgements about student achievement can should support student learning.
be supported by samples or evidence of students’ work.
Teachers collect and record information that will enable
What is a standards-referenced framework? should support student learning.
A standards-referenced framework describes,
through syllabuses and other documents, the
expected learning outcomes for students.
In a standards-referenced framework outcomes are
central to teaching and learning and assessment.
Standards should support student learning.
what is to be taught and learnt.
The syllabuses use the terms should support student learning.
Assessment of learning has replaced the term
Assessment for learning has replaced the term
Assessment should support student learning.of learning is assessment for accountability purposes, to determine a student's level of performance on a specific task or at the conclusion of a unit, year or stage.
The information gained from this kind of assessment is often used in reporting.
These professional judgements about student achievement are made at key points in the learning cycle e.g. at the end of a year or stage.
Assessment should support student learning.for learning, on the other hand, is ongoing and acknowledges that assessment should occur as a regular part of teaching and learning and that the information gained from assessment activities can be used to shape the teaching and learning process.
It provides feedback that helps students to understand and plan the next steps in learning.
Evidence of learning should support student learning.
Methods of gathering evidence of learning
Criteria for assessing learning should support student learning.
Feedback to students should support student learning.
areas for improvement
The process of recording evidence for assessment should support student learning.
checklists against assessment criteria
notes from interviews
Descriptions of levels of achievement should support student learning.
Stage 4 has four levels of achievement.
Stage 5 has five levels of achievement.
Student achievement will be reported on the School Certificate Record of Achievement.
Terminology should support student learning.
Explicit statements of the knowledge, skills and
understanding expected to be learnt by students.
Descriptive statements that teachers will use to make
judgements about the marks to be awarded for different
levels of performance.
Rubric should support student learning.
General criteria at the beginning of a section that will be
taken into account in marking work.
Provide the criteria for making judgements about the
different levels of student performance and the marks to
Marking scheme should support student learning.
May be identical to the marking guidelines
May elaborate the marking guidelines in the light of
Provide student responses that illustrate particular
outcomes and provide an indication of levels of student
Where can I find more information? should support student learning.
Curriculum Corporation Assessment for Learning website should support student learning.www.curriculum.edu.au/assessment
designing and using rubrics