Secondary Specialisation Assessment and Reporting

Unit code: ECP3102 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
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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.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

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.


For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

Links to recommended readings and resources for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate).

As part of a course

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