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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Co-requisites

be enrolled in or already completed EDU10128 - Introduction to Teaching

Unit aim

Examines the role that assessment and reporting plays in the classroom curriculum. The unit investigates relevant theory underpinning the practical application and use of assessment and reporting in modern classrooms and specifically explores the concepts, issues, concerns and techniques associated with assessment, evaluation and reporting of school achievement.

Unit content

  1. Features an examination of the learning design process and the location of assessment and reporting within.
  2. Features of outcomes-based approaches to teaching and learning, particularly as implemented in NSW and Queensland primary schools.
  3. Descriptions and examinations of assessment and reporting policies, practices and principles at the State/national, school and classroom levels.
  4. Features of assessment and reporting in contemporary primary classroom.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate an understanding of the purposes of assessment, evaluation and reporting of student achievement
2 demonstrate an understanding of significant issues, techniques, assessment strategies, tools and practices and recording of evidence and reporting procedures associated with assessment and reporting
3 design an assessment and reporting regime so as to ascertain the extent of student learning
4 demonstrate an understanding of the principles of learning design and its role in assessment and reporting.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the purposes of assessment, evaluation and reporting of student achievement
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of significant issues, techniques, assessment strategies, tools and practices and recording of evidence and reporting procedures associated with assessment and reporting
    • GA4:
  3. design an assessment and reporting regime so as to ascertain the extent of student learning
    • GA1:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of learning design and its role in assessment and reporting.
    • GA4:
    • GA6: