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STANDARD SETTING/ ORIENTATION. COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY. JANUARY 2012. Welcome and Farewell. New Colleagues New Schools Schools quitting the subject CAT and IT can be offered together in Grade 10 from this year Moves to do away with the “designated” list. Agenda. Reflection:

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standard setting orientation

STANDARD SETTING/ORIENTATION

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

JANUARY 2012

welcome and farewell
Welcome and Farewell
  • New Colleagues
  • New Schools
  • Schools quitting the subject
    • CAT and IT can be offered together in Grade 10from this year
    • Moves to do away with the “designated” list

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agenda
Agenda
  • Reflection:
    • Results, Exam papers
    • Irregularities and Incidents (Marking Centre)
    • Curriculum Delivery
    • Assessment & Irregularities
    • Moderation
  • The way forward
    • CAPS
    • PoA & Curriculum Delivery – Gr 11 and 12
    • Assessment and Moderation
    • Important Dates
    • Planned workshops

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reflection on 2011 nsc examinations
Reflection on 2011 NSC Examinations

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“WC takes first place on average with two provinces blowing on WC’s neck. In terms of pass rate, WC takes 3rd position.”Provincial Results
central results
Central Results

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central compared to others
Central compared to others

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performance in paper 1 2011
Performance in Paper 1 (2011)

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performance in paper 2 2011
Performance in Paper 2 (2011)

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reflection 2010 nsc practical exams
Reflection 2010 NSC Practical Exams
  • Practical Examinations
    • Significant Improvement in Data Management of data on CD’s –
    • Fewer reports on missing data

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analysis of nsc paper 1
Analysis of NSC Paper 1

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poor performing questions cont
Poor performing questions (Cont.)

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nsc paper 1 general remarks
NSC Paper 1: General remarks
  • Lack of proficiency
    • Practise, practise, practise …
  • Time management
  • Poor foundation in Grade 10
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Exam Techniques
  • Exam dry Runs

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analysis of nsc paper 2
Analysis of NSC Paper 2

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nsc paper 2 general remarks
NSC Paper 2: General remarks
  • Learners must write
    • Notebooks!
  • Correct terminology
  • Poor foundation in Grade 10
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Exam Techniques
  • Exam dry Runs

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reflection curriculum delivery
Reflection: Curriculum Delivery

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what went well
What went well
  • PAT deadlines
  • Mark sheets provided when requested
  • No SBA assessment irregularities
  • CA received warm welcome at all schools

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what needs improvement
What needs improvement
  • Some schools never submit mark sheets
  • PAT irregularities
    • Not done under controlled conditions
    • Not monitored by teacher
  • Not checking e-mails every day
  • Failing to keep evidence of practical work

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notebooks
Notebooks
  • Empty notebooks – concern
  • Volume – must correlate with planning and measure curriculum delivery
  • Learners must write
  • Theory vs. practical notes –
    • Summary of Practical content also in learner notebooks
  • Lack of application/exercises/questions and answers

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reflection assessment sba
Reflection: Assessment (SBA)
  • Theory Tests:
    • Multiple Choice and Matching questions not in ratio with Section B questions
    • Example:
      • Theory Test: 10 +10 + 30 = 50 vs.
      • NSC Paper: 10 + 10 + 130 = 150
    • Theory Tests assess too little content
    • Reduced Max Totals of Exams – must be communicated and motivated to CA
  • Theory Exams
    • Questions verbatim from NSC papers still occur …

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reflection internal assessment sba
Reflection: Internal Assessment (SBA)
  • Practical Tests:
    • Must administer similar to NSC exam configuration
    • Marking Guideline similar to NSC Prac. paper
    • Time duration of tests not in ratio with max totals i.e. 70 Mark test within approx. 60 minutes
    • Lack of proficiency/skill impacts on effective time management in completing practical exams
    • Loss of data a concern
    • Marking be completed at least 1 week after assessment
    • Feedback

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reflection assessment sba1
Reflection: Assessment (SBA)
  • Examinations
    • Internal Practical Examinations - NSC security configuration.
    • All Question papers to be moderated internally or by peer teacher.
    • The use of NSC-/Common-/Provincial/past SJ papers verbatim NOT allowed
    • Common Paper for Trial Exams in 2012 …
    • Grade 12 Papers: Cannot be less!
      • Paper 1: 200 Marks
      • Paper 2: 150 Marks

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best practises
Best Practises
  • Past Exam Papers
    • DoE Papers (Oct, Rewrite and Suppl.)
    • Teachers to set their own papers
    • Visit: Thutong Education Portal
    • Use past NSC papers to set informal assessment
    • Collated per content breakdown (Prac. & Theory)
  • Regular Homework on Operational Knowledge,
    • Monitor learners' homework
  • Regular informal tests
    • Test basic knowledge
  • Avoid copies pasted in notebooksLearners must write in order to comprehend

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assessment irregularities 2011 saic
Assessment Irregularities (2011)-SAIC
  • Recorded irregularities in 2011
    • PAT irregularities
  • Consequences
  • Position of CA

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internal moderation
Internal Moderation
  • Overall compliance,
  • BUT, Script moderation still paper exercise…
  • Please comply with the following:
    • Standard and Quality Setting of FATs; Tests and Exam Papers
    • Moderation of scripts (in line with NSC marking processes)
    • Administer – using control sheets
  • Use Moderation control sheets:
    • Formal Tests (Practical and Theory)
    • Examination Papers
    • Scripts
    • PAT

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moderation method
Moderation: Method
  • Internal Moderation – imperative/compulsory
  • Moderation by:
    • Subject Head
    • Peer teachers at 1 specific school, or
    • Peer teachers at neighbouring schools
    • Support groups or mini-cluster
  • Set assessments/exams in small groups –
    • minimise workload in setting and moderation
    • Same pace setter

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district moderation
District Moderation
  • Face Moderation (per term) of SBA at selected schools
  • Desktop Moderation:
    • Formal Assessment and Mid-Year Exam papers (selected schools)
    • Submission of electronic recording sheets - July
    • PATs – see timeline
    • Teacher File with SBA
    • Cluster/Peer Moderation- on-going
    • Final Moderation and Verification (all schools)

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evidence of learner performance
Evidence of Learner Performance
  • Available at all times – all stake-holders
  • At school – not at home or with learners
  • FATs for recording and promotion purposes.
  • Absent due to valid reason, provide a copy of medical certificate or other valid reason.
  • No valid reason – a note (intervention) of the educator
  • Intervention letters be co-signed by a witness (Subject Head, Grade Head, Peer Teacher etc.)
  • Archiving of Scripts …

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current curriculum developments caps
Current Curriculum Developments: CAPS
  • CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement)
    • Implementation in 2012
    • Orientation – 2011
    • Important notes on CAT CAPS:
      • Teaching Plan
      • Work Schedule and Daily Planning
      • Assessment (NCS vs. CAPS)
      • Weightings of tests and exams?
      • Exemplar tests and exams …

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important events dates
Important Events/Dates

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curriculum support 2011
Curriculum Support - 2011
  • Some schools
    • 2 visits per term
  • Some schools
    • 1 visit per term
  • Other schools
    • On request
  • Be prepared …

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programme of assessment poa
Programme of Assessment(PoA)
  • PoA – Grade 10 (CAPS)
    • P1: 120 P2: 100
  • PoA – Grade 11 – as per 2011
    • June exams: P1 – 180 P2 – 100
    • November exams: P1 – 200 P2 - 150
  • PoA – Grade 12 – as for 2011
  • Tests only - no tasks
  • Weighting of tests …?

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recording in 2012
Recording in 2012
  • Recording sheets for 2012 are being prepared
    • The recording sheets for 2011 will work and can be adapted

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planned workshops
Planned workshops
  • PAT workshop
    • Saturday 4 February (Garlandale)
  • Setting quality exam/test questions
    • Saturday 14 April
  • Introduction to html (new content in 2013)
    • Saturday 18 August
  • Venues TBA

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office suite
Office-Suite
  • MSO 2003 vs. 2010 (DBE)
  • MSO 2010 – Gr 10 to 12
  • Upgrade impacts on preparation for NSC practical exam (Office 2003, 2007 or 2010)
  • Challenges –
    • Outdated Hardware specs

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challenges
Challenges
  • Teacher training and development
  • ICT maintenance and sustainability
  • Data Management (Backups)
  • Overcrowding?
  • Office 2003/2007/2010
  • Classroom/Subject Management
  • Remedial work after examinations
  • Exam dry run
  • NSC Practical Exam date -17 October 2011

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communication
Communication
  • Check e-mails regularly.
  • Technical Problems – log a call (CEI)
    • Inform CA of Technical Problems
  • Communication and deadlines
  • WCED CAT web-site: http://www.curriculum-dev.wcape.school.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=321&Itemid=122

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suggestion box
Suggestion Box
  • pdavidso@pgwc.gov.za

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