This unit provides pre-service teachers (PSTs) with a comprehensive knowledge of assessment in their specialised discipline areas for teaching secondary school students in years 7-12. PSTs will develop their skills and understanding by engaging in the complete cycle of assessment within the class. They develop skills of collaboration when evaluating and analysing student data to improve future learning outcomes for students in their specialisations, as well as feedback and reporting methods. PSTs will also engage in moderation procedures of sample assessments in their specialisation area as well as reflecting on their own learning for improving assessments using a variety of education models. This content will provide graduates with the skills and capacities to participate as competent and reflective members of the teaching profession.

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EEC1113 - Creativity and the Arts in Education

EEC2101 - Engaging Students: High Expectations for All

EEC2103 - Teaching Primary Science

EEC2105 - Primary Mathematics

EEC2106 - Approaches to Reading

Satisfactory completion of Year 2 primary school practicum. Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education students.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate diagnostic formative and summative assessment tasks that can be used to assess students' learning in years 7-12  
  2. Analyse student achievement against rubrics and standards and construct high quality feedback  
  3. Collaborate with colleagues to facilitate moderation to enable consistent and comparable judgements of student achievement.  
  4. Articulate student achievement and learning in reporting to parents and carers, and contribute to accurate and reliable records of student achievement.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Report on assessments and reporting in specialisation 30%
Exercise Assessment task and data evaluation and feedback 40%
Project Reflection and critique assessment practices 30%

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